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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 complications through the coldest Des Moines days is pretty high on Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we typically 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 a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, 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 remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling 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 force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling professional can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling a call at 515-207-6569 immediately. We want to keep your Des Moines home and family safe and warm.

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