Your air conditioning in Palm Beach uses enough electricity that it likely requires its own circuit in your electrical box. The breaker for your AC’s circuit can turn off, i.e., “trip”, for a number of reasons, and some of these reasons may be more serious than others. Whenever you need electrical repairs for your air conditioning in Palm Beach, be sure to call a trained technician for help. The NATE-certified technicians at Astro Air Inc., have the knowledge and expertise to help with any electrical issue you may have with your AC, so call us today.
Reasons Your AC Can Trip a Breaker
Here are a few reasons why the circuit breaker for your AC can trip:
- Breaker isn’t big enough – sometimes an incorrectly-sized breaker can be installed with your air conditioning system, and the breaker can’t handle the electrical load, so it turns off for safety reasons. Once the right-sized breaker is installed by a specialist, the issue should be resolved.
- Breaker is faulty or loose – a faulty or loose breaker won’t connect properly, and as such, will trip as a safety precaution.
- System is drawing too much electricity – sometimes when your system has a problem with a component, it can start to work harder to compensate for the problem. Whenever a system has to work harder, it needs more electricity. If the draw becomes too heavy, the circuit breaker will trip.
- Weather issues – storms with lightning or high winds can cause the power to shut off to your entire home, and possibly trip the breaker should the AC be operating at the time. Normally this doesn’t require repair, and you can just turn the breaker back to “on” when the power is restored.
Never Force a Breaker
Circuit breakers are safety devices, and if you encounter a lot of resistance when trying to turn the breaker back to the “on” position, this is a clear indication that something is wrong. Don’t force it. Instead, call for assistance and let a specialist determine what is happening.
Electrical issues are complex and require expertise in order to properly and safely repair them. If you experience electrical issues with your air conditioning in Palm Beach, call the people you can count on: Astro Air Inc.