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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 during the coldest Waterloo days is pretty high on Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd can help you identify 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 going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd 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 Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd a call at 519-664-0600 immediately. It’s important to keep your Waterloo home and family safe and warm.

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