Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause complications through the coldest Colorado Springs days is pretty high on Triton HVAC & Refrigeration’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Triton HVAC & Refrigeration 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. No matter what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional. Overworked Furnaces Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, 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, Triton HVAC & Refrigeration can help you out by performing a furnace repair. Short Circuits If you have a short circuit in your furnace, it will trip the breaker instantly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Triton HVAC & Refrigeration right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, causing fires or other serious damages. Wiring Problems Faulty installation or loose connections can cause your furnace to short circuit and trip your circuit breaker. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Triton HVAC & Refrigeration professional can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Triton HVAC & Refrigeration a call at 719-332-3458 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Colorado Springs home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.