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Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause problems throughout the coldest Lake Forest days is pretty high on 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are examples of 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 professional.

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 the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 949-204-0859 immediately. It’s important to keep your Lake Forest home and family safe and warm.

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