Why Does My Furnace Trip My Circuit Breaker?

Posted: March 11, 2019

Circuit breaker

If you have owned your heating oil furnace for a while, you have probably watched it trip its circuit breaker in your Rhode Island home at least once.

Usually, this breaker problem is caused by a temporary condition such as a power surge from within your home or from the utility; the circuit breaker is simply doing its job by preventing too much current from flowing through your home’s electrical system. If you reset the breaker and your heating system works as normal, your equipment is probably fine.

But what if the furnace continues to trip your circuit? In that case, you probably have one of these four problems:

As with any heating equipment problem, your best bet once you have tried all your basic troubleshooting techniques is to call in the heating pros at Vaughn Oil. We will get to the bottom of the problem quickly so can get back to enjoying your warm and cozy RI home.

Got furnace problems? Trust the pros at Vaughn Oil for professional oil-fired heating system service and repair. Contact us today to learn more, or to schedule a service call for your heating system.