My Air Conditioner Keeps Tripping it’s Circuit Breaker
An HVAC Service Technician can provide a series of tests to see…
Electrical Question from Mark about Circuit Breaker
Background: Mark, a Homeowner from Muskogee, OK.
[ad#block]Question: My air conditioner keeps tripping it’s breaker (60 amp) every few days. Should I just replace the breaker? Or, should I call an electrician or a HVAC person?
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Thanks for your electrical question Mark. I would call a HVAC Service Technician who can provide a series of tests to see what the problem may be. Chances are it may just need to have some Freon added. Changing the circuit breaker is not advisable.
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My air conditioner circuit breaker keeps tripping and a HVAC tech was called. The AC system checks out and has no problems but the breaker keeps tripping. Do I need to call an electrician now?
The following are a few things that may cause a Tripping Circuit Breaker for an AC unit.
If the Circuit Breaker Trips:
If the Qualified HVAC Technician made a thorough check of the system and did not find any problems, then it sounds like there may be an electrical problem as described above, however the HVAC unit cannot be completely checked unless the unit remains powered and running.
If the AC unit has power and it starts, then the problem is typically not with the electrical circuit itself, but a problem with the AC unit.
If the AC unit does not have power, then a qualified electrician can inspect the electrical circuit components and the wiring and make repairs as needed to restore the circuit power.
I hope this helps,