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Disconnect the black power wire where it is connected to the furnace with breaker off. Put a wire nut on it and then turn the breaker on. If it continues to trip, the problem is not the furnace and you will have to trace the power wire back to the breaker box to find problem. Next, disconnect the black wire from the breaker (with breaker off) and then snap breaker on. If it trips, bad breaker. If the furnace was disconnected and breaker did not trip, you have a short either on the P C Board or the transformer.
Hi, it does happen. Have you had a power outage? Any surge in voltage could cause problems. First, make sure you don't have a fuse on the control board, usually an automotive type 3 amp (purple). If you have a volt meter, check for 24-27 volts AC between the C and R terminals. If you have voltage there, your tranformer is ok, the board would be all thats left. Good luck.
Heat pumps provide good heat until the tempurature drops below 35-40 degrees. After that there isn't much heat to extract from the outside air and then either the gas furnace kicks in or the electric heat strip does the job of heating the air. if you have heat strips, I would check your breakers in your panel and sometimes there are a couple of breakers right on the air handler or furnace. The ones that will be for your heat strip are 220v and will be twice as wide as your normal 110v breakers . Please don't trust a visual inspection as they can look like they are in the "on" position but are indeed tripped. Turn them all they way off and then back on. If the beakers check out you may have an open cicuit in the heat strips themselves and you will need to have a qualified HVAC tech look at your furnace to repair it.
If your furnace is a "duel fuel" and uses natural or LP gas for back up heat then your ten year old rheem probably needs a good maintenance by a qualified service tech. There is a flame sensor to clean, ignitor to check (replaces the old school pilots), burners to clean flue connections to check and much more. ALL manufacturers of any heating apliance recommend yearly maintenance. Most companies offer something for around 100 bucks. I hope this helps.
hire an electrician. period you may need to have a larger wire and larger breaker installed..
do not attempt to do it yourself unless you are a licensed journeyman electrician.. the problem is prolly fairly serious.
make sure if wire and breaker are replaced that the person who does it pulls a permit period..
it can not be done. if you want 2 seperate thermastats servicing 2 seperate baseboards, then what you will have is 2 seperate circuits, one for each thermastat and baseboard. If you are talking about only at the breaker box, then that can be done.... assuming that the total amperage does not exceed the wire rating or the breaker..... if that is the case you will have to install a junction box and split the wiring BEFORE it goes to each seperate heating unit.