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Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

Having 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 and Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Street Heating and Cooling can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—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 and 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Street Heating and Cooling 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Street Heating and Cooling expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Street Heating and Cooling a call at 605-206-3915 immediately. We want to keep your Rapid City home and family safe and warm.

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