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Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications through the coldest Baltimore days is pretty high on Quality Refrigeration’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Quality Refrigeration can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is going on 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 typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Quality 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Quality Refrigeration right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Quality Refrigeration expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Quality Refrigeration a call at 410-355-6010 immediately. We want to keep your Baltimore home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.