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Why Your AC Keeps Tripping Circuits


Your air conditioner needs electricity to function. You can have an up-to-date system that offers top-of-the-line efficiency but without electricity feeding the system, you won’t receive any of the benefits that the system can offer because it can’t run.

The electrical panel of your home is going to control and feed your air conditioner. But when something goes wrong with your panel or your air conditioner, it can lead to tripped circuits which halt the flow of energy to your AC and shut it off.

Maybe you need an AC repair in Ashland to prevent those circuit trips. Or maybe the issue lies with your electrical system itself. Whatever the source of the problem, you can trust our team to resolve it.

Let’s discuss the possibilities of what might be happening to trip your home circuits so you know when it is time to talk to an expert technician.

#1. Your System is Overheating and Tripping the Circuit

We know that a tripped circuit can be a pain to deal with, especially when it trips frequently. But it is important to remember that the primary purpose of this action is to protect you and your home.

This is great to hear especially when it comes to preventing damage caused by an overheating system. A problem in your air conditioner, such as a refrigerant leak, for example, can cause your system to overheat. When this happens, it may trip the circuit it is connected to. This prevents damage to the air conditioner and the electrical system and also lets you know that something is up!

#2. There Are Frayed Wires Creating Electrical Arcs

Your air conditioner isn’t the only thing that is going to wear out over time. The different parts of your electrical system can wear out too. This includes the wiring responsible for transferring electricity to your air conditioner.

If you haven’t worked on the wiring in your home, those wires may be getting on in years. And that means they may be at risk of fraying and creating electrical arcs. Those arcs can create surges and heat powerful enough to trip a circuit (protecting your home from an electrical fire in the process).

Make sure to have one of our electricians check the wiring in your home if you are noticing increasing issues.

#3. Your Electrical Panel Is Overloaded and Needs an Upgrade

Lastly, if a circuit on your electrical panel becomes overloaded by an overly high electricity demand, it can cause one or more circuits to trip. And this wouldn’t just be something that your AC causes either. Upgraded electrical systems like an AC or refrigerator can create added demand that your current panel can’t keep up with. As a result, it will cause tripped circuits more frequently. Upgrading your electrical panel if it is more than 15 years old is a great way to avoid this, especially as our homes become more dependent on electricity.

Having problems with your air conditioner? What about your electrical system? The great news is you can come to our team to solve both problems!

Your HVAC experts in Flatwoods, KY: Contact Air Supreme Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule your next service.

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