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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 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 determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is taking place 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 usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you suspect 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 make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Kapaun & Brown Inc. a call at 641-812-2028 immediately. It’s important to keep your Marshalltown home and family safe and warm.

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