Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications during the coldest Williamsport days is pretty high on Lycoming Heating Company’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Lycoming Heating Company can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician. Overworked Furnaces There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re generally preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Lycoming Heating Company 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 Lycoming Heating Company right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Lycoming Heating Company expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Lycoming Heating Company a call at 570-326-4450 immediately. It’s important to keep your Williamsport home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.