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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 Wisconsin Rapids days is pretty high on Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few 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 an expert.

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 responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc can help you out by executing 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, resulting in 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-301-0256 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Wisconsin Rapids home and family safe and warm.

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