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Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause complications during the coldest Newton days is pretty high on Brookwood Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Brookwood Inc can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are some 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 a qualified technician.

Overworked Furnaces
There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re generally 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’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Brookwood Inc 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 Brookwood Inc right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Brookwood Inc professional can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Brookwood Inc a call at 641-316-9803 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Newton home and family safe and warm.

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