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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 difficulties through the coldest Marshalltown days is pretty high on Kapaun & Brown Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Kapaun & Brown Inc. can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is taking place 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 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’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Kapaun & Brown 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 Kapaun & Brown 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 force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Kapaun & Brown Inc. expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Kapaun & Brown Inc. a call at 641-753-3563 immediately. We want to keep your Marshalltown home and family safe and warm.

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