Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties through the coldest Lake Charles days is pretty high on ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we typically 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
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, ACR Air Conditioning & Heating 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc professional can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call at 337-335-0992 immediately. It’s important to keep your Lake Charles home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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