Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties through the coldest Carpentersville days is pretty high on Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we usually 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 qualified technician.

Overworked Furnaces
There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call at 224-699-9229 immediately. It’s important to keep your Carpentersville home and family safe and warm.

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