Why Is My AC Tripping The Breaker?
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When you’re in the middle of the summer and the heat is unbearable, the last thing you need is to have an air conditioner that works sometimes and not others. There are a number of reasons why an air conditioner may be switching off without warning, one of which could be that your AC is tripping your home’s breaker.
What Is A Tripped Breaker?
Essentially, your home has breakers in its wiring in order to track the energy use from an outlet, and if the outlet is drawing too many amps toward it, the breaker will trip, ceasing power to the outlet. This helps prevent our appliances from overheating and is a vital part of home safety when it comes to electricity.
Why Does My AC Keep Tripping The Breaker?
If you notice that your AC is often overheating and tripping the breaker, there are several reasons why this could be. Firstly, check if you have another appliance plugged into the same outlet where your AC unit is plugged in, more than one appliance on the same outlet can cause a breaker to trip.
If the outlet itself isn’t the issue, this means that your air conditioner is overheating on its own, and this could be for a number of reasons including:
- A refrigerant leak
- A dirty air filter
- Dirty condenser coils
- A broken or damaged condenser coil fan
What Should I Do?
An air conditioner that keeps overheating is a real pain to deal with, not to mention a huge waste of electricity and money. If you find that your AC is tripping the breaker, your safest and most efficient option is to contact the experts at Fahrhall to fix the system and get it back up to peak performance. Whether you’re looking to fix a refrigerant leak, purchase a new filter, or schedule annual maintenance to ensure that your air conditioner doesn’t overheat sometime in the future, Fahrhall has got you covered.
If you have an AC that’s overheating, tripping a breaker, or being generally inefficient,
contact the experts at Fahrhall for advice, repairs, and maintenance.
Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists have been in the HVAC business for over 50 years. Our certified technicians are experts when it comes to air conditioner maintenance and installation and we take pride in providing outstanding service to the customers and community in the Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent areas.