Have you noticed your furnace tripping the circuit breaker more frequently? Furnace tripping the breaker could leave you and your household vulnerable to the dangers of cold weather. While resetting your furnace could restore it to normal functioning when it trips once, it's repeated tripping that frustrates and worries most furnace owners. So, in this post, we’ll answer the question "Why is my furnace tripping my circuit breaker?" Before we jump into it, if your furnace keeps tripping the breaker over and over, avoid resetting the breaker. It's dangerous, and here's why.
Dangers of resetting your furnace breakerThe role of your furnace breaker is to help prevent fires that could otherwise be caused due to more than normal electric current passing through wires. Breakers accomplish this by automatically stopping too much electrical current from passing to circuits.
3 Reasons why furnace circuit breaker keeps tripping
An overworked furnaceA furnace that's overloaded works harder than it normally should. It hence uses more electric current than how it normally operates. If you notice your HVAC tripping breaker now and then, this could be the reason. Overworked furnaces can be caused by:
● A filter that's dirty
● Clogged air vents
● Restricted ductwork
● A faulty componentIt’s important you consult HVAC specialists for seasonal heating maintenance.