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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 problems during the coldest Jefferson City days is pretty high on Stieferman Heating Company Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Stieferman Heating Company Inc can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert.

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 responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Stieferman Heating Company Inc can help you out by performing 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 Stieferman Heating Company Inc 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Stieferman Heating Company Inc technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Stieferman Heating Company Inc a call at 573-203-3908 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Jefferson City home and family safe and warm.

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