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 problems during the coldest Colorado Springs days is pretty high on Mitchell Heating’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Mitchell Heating can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert. Overworked Furnaces There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Mitchell Heating 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Mitchell Heating right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Mitchell Heating expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Mitchell Heating a call at 719-596-6677 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Colorado Springs home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.