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Why is my A/C Circuit Breaker constantly Tripping?

Is your A/C system losing power on a regular basis due to a tripped circuit breaker? Or perhaps your system runs for a little while and then shuts down? If yes, this can be an extremely frustrating scenario to deal with. Especially when you’re trapped within the infamous Florida heat! Today’s blog discusses several reasons why your Air Conditioner can be tripping your circuit breaker & insight to better understand how your A/C system operates alongside your circuit board.

Poor Electrical Connection

The most logical explanation to consistent breaker trips stems from a problem with the electrical connection, power supply, or the specific circuit that provides power to your A/C system. Breakers are specifically designed/engineered to trip when too much voltage is sent through the power line. This situation requires the expertise of an experienced A/C technician or an electrician to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair.

Low Refrigerant

If the refrigerant level is low, your AC system has to work extra hard to perform at its expected levels. This extra effort from your system can cause an A/C Breaker to trip. One of the reasons your refrigerant is low could be due to a leak, which can be dangerous. If you feel this is the case, you’ll want to call an experienced A/C repair company right away.

An Issue with your Cooling System’s Capacitor

The capacitor is a critical component to the performance of your A/C system. The capacitor is a part of the cooling system’s condenser. This part helps to stabilize and regulate the electrical current as it is distributed through the condenser. This part is relatively easy to replace by an experienced technician & is the cause of a lot of circuit trips.

High Temperatures Combined with a Dirty Air Filter

Another reason your A/C breaker could be tripping is that extreme heat (high outside temperatures) is making your A/C system work harder to propel conditioned air through a dirty A/C filter. There are many, many reasons why it is important to change your air filter on a regular basis. Which can be performed easily yourself. This bullet is another reason why it is highly recommended that you schedule regular A/C maintenance service with your local HVAC company to avoid any such problems.

We know how important a fully-functioning A/C system is for the comfort of your family. Heat Beaters is a family owned and operated A/C service business located within beautiful Saint Augustine Florida. If these tips do not fix or relieve the issue, contact us for fast, reliable, and affordable service to get your system back up and running.