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 complications throughout the coldest Oxford days is pretty high on Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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. It doesn’t matter what is going on 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 usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. professional can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 662-281-1231 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Oxford home and family safe and warm.

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