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 through the coldest Chadron days is pretty high on MPC Heating & Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. MPC Heating & Cooling can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are some 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 a professional. Overworked Furnaces There are several reasons why furnaces can be 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, MPC Heating & Cooling 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call MPC Heating & Cooling right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your MPC Heating & Cooling expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give MPC Heating & Cooling a call at 308-432-5301 immediately. We want to keep your Chadron home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.