If your breaker is tripping and you suspect that it is the air conditioner, you first need to identify whether it’s the air conditioner or the breaker. The best way to do it is to follow these simple steps:
1. Turn off the Air Conditioner
2. Flip the Breaker back on.
3. Turn on the Air Conditioner.
If it trips again, turn the breaker off and call us immediately, you don’t want to risk a mechanical or electrical failure.
What are the Causes of Tripping Air Conditioners?
There are many working parts to an air conditioner. However, there are only three parts that are the usual suspects for tripping your breaker.
Motor – If the outside of the unit becomes too dirty, it can back up the motor and cause it to short. The best way to fix this is to have a technician completely clean your device or routinely check up on your air conditioner.
Compressor – Compressors have two problems you need to look out for. When the compressor gets older, it becomes harder to work at that level. The best way to get it back is with a hard-start regulated shock. This sends a strong voltage into the compressor and resets it. Otherwise, it can grow worse and break the winding. This means the device is grounded as it tried to pull electricity it disperses itself from within and shorts the device resulting in replacement and cleaning.
Electrical – Often times it can be faulty wiring. In Florida, it’s often easy for wires and breakers to short over time due to the stress of the humidity and temperature. Thus, a wire can grow too hot and short itself out causing an electrical shortage. If this is the case, we can troubleshoot it and fix it right away.
What to do Next?
Buehler Air Conditioning has the best technicians in Jacksonville. Don’t second guess the problem when you can hire a professional’s input. Give us a call today, and we can have a technician at your location in no time at all.