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Why Does the Furnace Keep Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

If your heating system trips the circuit breaker, it’s typically a pretty easy fix. All you have to do is find the breaker that leads to that area and reset it. In an older fuse box, you’ll have to replace the fuse. And you may want to label the various parts so that you know exactly where each one leads, which you can find out by testing each one individually.

Resetting a circuit breaker is not a difficult task, but it gets annoying if you find that you have to do it too often. When you keep on resetting the circuit breaker for your heater, it’s because you keep having outages in which you have no comfort system working when you need it. And chances are high that your heating system is using a lot of energy when it does run.

The Cause of a Faulty Heating System that Trips the Breaker

If your heating system keeps you running for the breaker, it’s probably not a temporary issue. While a sudden power outage or brown out, a change in your electrical system, or a storm may cause a brief shutdown, the fact that it keeps happening means that something is wrong. This could be electrical, extending to your entire electrical system, or it could be a heating system error. In either case, you’ll want to call in a professional, as these problems are not things most people could fix on their own.

  • A loose electrical connection
  • A faulty capacitor
  • Problems with the breaker
  • Short circuiting
  • A problematic compressor

So do you call a heating technician or do you call an electrician? If you’re lucky, you can find a company that offers both services!

Call ACI Northwest for heating services and electrical service in Coeur d’Alene. We are here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice.

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