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 the Upper Rio Grande Valley days is pretty high on Cytech Heating & Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Cytech Heating & Cooling can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we commonly 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 an expert. Overworked Furnaces Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, 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, Cytech Heating & Cooling can help you out by executing 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling 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 force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Cytech Heating & Cooling professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Cytech Heating & Cooling a call at 956-381-1162 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your the Upper Rio Grande Valley home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.