Why Is My Furnace Tripping the Circuit Breaker?


If you’ve realized that your furnace isn’t working, and then noticed it was because something tripped the circuit breaker, it could actually be your furnace that is the issue. It’s a good idea to resolve any issues right away so the comfort of your home won’t be compromised. Your furnace could be causing your circuit breaker to trip if:

  • An electrical connection is loose. The wires in your breaker expand and contract with temperature changes, causing the connections to become loose over time. This can cause the circuit to heat up, and can trip the circuit breaker.
  • The furnace blower is being overworked. If the furnace blower is being overworked, your furnace may run for a while before it trips the circuit breaker. When the airflow in your heating system is blocked, your blower works harder to distribute hot air to all the rooms in your home, causing the circuit breaker to trip.
  • There’s a short circuit. If your furnace trips the breaker RIGHT after turning on, this could indicate a short circuit. A short circuit occurs when a hot wire touches another hot wire. When two wires touch, electricity stops flowing through the entire circuit, causing the strength of the electric current to increase. Short circuits can cause a fire or other serious damages, so it’s important to contact a HVAC expert right away if you think you may have a short circuit in your furnace.

If your furnace is frequently causing the circuit breaker to trip, contact us for furnace repair. It’s important to get your furnace running smoothly so your Ohio home maintains comfortable temperatures throughout the year.

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Kellermeier Plumbing and Heating can handle all your furnace repairs, inspections, installations, and maintenance services. Our experienced team will evaluate your home and heating needs and recommend the best course of action! Call us today, at 419-823-9143 or contact us online!