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Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause problems throughout the coldest South Beloit and Belvidere days is pretty high on Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. can help you out by doing a furnace repair.

Short Circuits
If you have a short circuit in your furnace, it will trip the breaker promptly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, initiating fires or other serious damages.

Wiring Problems
Faulty installation or loose connections can cause your furnace to short circuit and trip your circuit breaker. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 877-389-2465 immediately. It’s important to keep your South Beloit and Belvidere home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.