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 professionals input. Give us a call today, and we can have a technician to your location in no time at all.
Kyle came out to do maintenance on the unit they installed 4 years ago and I can say the level of service from then to now has been stellar. The unit is in great shape and the peace of mind from their maintenance service is worth it. Nothing but good things to say about this company. 10/10 would recommend.
18:30 18 Feb 19
The best, end of story! We had to have our system replaced when we bought our old beach home. I was totally blown away with how quickly the job was done. The crew was extremely professional, and kept everything clean.
19:27 15 Feb 19
Jason and crew were great to work with. A hands on owner which cares about the work and system being installed. Extremely recommend. The three hundred dollar rebate from Beaches Energy for the high efficiency unit was also icing on the cake.
03:49 18 Jan 19
I had Kyle as my technician and the customer service was top notch. He was prompt and very polite. The thing I appreciated was the honesty. There wasn’t any attempt to try and provide me service that I didn’t need, and no pressure to try and upsell me on anything. Kyle was knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. I got on the maintenance plan and recommend this company to everyone.