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September 28, 2015
Why Is My Air Conditioner Tripping the Circuit Breaker?
It’s usually pretty simple to reset a tripped circuit breaker. All you have to do is find the breaker in the panel responsible for that area of the home, turn off the switch, and turn it back on again. If your air conditioner is tripping the circuit breaker, however, constantly resetting it is not the way to go. You have to figure out the source of the electrical trouble so that you can make repairs and keep the system from wearing down.
So why is your circuit breaker tripping when you run your air conditioner? And is it a problem with the AC unit or is it an electrical issue in the home? We’ve put together a short guide to help you figure out whether to call an AC technician or an electrician, for your reference.
Problems with the Air Conditioner
If the circuit breaker is tripping every time you run your air conditioner, it’s probably an issue with the AC system, likely originating with the outdoor unit. Here are some examples of what may be at fault, but only a trained technician can tell for sure.
Dirt in the Outside Unit Preventing Heat Exchange
Broken Electrical Motor
Problems with the Circuit Breaker
However, if the circuit breaker only trips periodically, you should call an electrician. The breaker may be wearing out, or you might have electrical wiring issues in your home. We want to make sure that you get the repairs you need for a safe and functional home, and that you seek services from the proper outlets. Contact our team for more information.
Make the good call! Get in touch with the friendly service technicians at Buehler Air Conditioning for honest, reliable air conditioning repair services in Jacksonville, FL.