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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 complications throughout the coldest Gresham days is pretty high on Honke Heating & AC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Honke Heating & AC can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we usually 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 professional.

Overworked Furnaces
Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re typically 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 those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Honke Heating & AC 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 Honke Heating & AC right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Honke Heating & AC technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Honke Heating & AC a call at 503-376-8806 immediately. We want to keep your Gresham home and family safe and warm.

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