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The breaker to my Central Air system keeps tripping
Electrical Question from Rudy about Troubleshooting [ad#block]Question: The breaker to my Central Air system keeps tripping after a few hours of running, and it is almost always as soon as it hits the temperature set on the thermometer. I had the air conditioning unit outside checked (no issues) and the Air Handler with thermometer are […]
Electrical Question from Rudy about Troubleshooting
[ad#block]Question: The breaker to my Central Air system keeps tripping after a few hours of running, and it is almost always as soon as it hits the temperature set on the thermometer. I had the air conditioning unit outside checked (no issues) and the Air Handler with thermometer are about 1 year old. Additionally, I replaced the breaker just to see if that was the issue – no luck. Even replaced the battery in the thermometer unit. Oddly enough, I can run the heat without any issues at all. Any advice on how I might be able to track this down? I could certainly use the help. The house is currently for sale and I’d like to address now vs when I am required to fix with little time or cash on hand.
Thank You – Rudy
Additional Comments: Looks good to me.
Thanks for your electrical question Rudy. I would have an HVAC, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Service Technician come out and check the unit. It sounds like the compressor unit should be checked. The HVAC technician will connect their gauges and check refrigerant levels and most likely use a clamp on amp meter to check the amperage load of the unit.
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