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 throughout the coldest Rapid City days is pretty high on Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we usually 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 a qualified technician. Overworked Furnaces Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Street Heating & Sheet Metal 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc 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 trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc a call at 605-342-5107 immediately. We want to keep your Rapid City home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.