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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 difficulties during the coldest the Bay Area days is pretty high on Contra Costa Heating & AC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Contra Costa Heating & AC can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t matter what is happening 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, Contra Costa Heating & AC 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 Contra Costa Heating & AC 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 trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Contra Costa Heating & AC technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Contra Costa Heating & AC a call at 510-343-9841 immediately. We want to keep your the Bay Area home and family safe and warm.

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