HVAC repairs

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 through the coldest Cedar Rapids days is pretty high on Ilten's Incorporated’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Ilten's Incorporated can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Ilten's Incorporated 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Ilten's Incorporated right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, initiating 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 Ilten's Incorporated technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Ilten's Incorporated a call at 319-363-0283 immediately. It’s important to keep your Cedar Rapids home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.