A circuit breaker that keeps turning off your A/C unit can spell trouble for your home. It means the temperature inside your house rises quickly with no relief in sight. But, when you contact Jackson Comfort Services, a 24/7 affordable air conditioning company in Richmond Heights, our NATE-Certified technicians will arrive fully stocked and ready to solve your air conditioning problems. With over 100 years of A/C experience, we’re always ready to cool things down the moment you call.
A clogged air filter forces the A/C blower to work longer and harder. That need for extra electricity causes the breaker to trip when the filter is not changed every 30-90 days.
As the heat inside gets absorbed, it’s sent to the outside unit for release. If that unit has exterior buildup, it will keep running; the heat isn’t released, tripping the breaker.
The circuit breaker is often to blame for numerous reasons. It may be old, starting to fail, the wires to the breaker have come loose, or it has malfunctioned beyond repair.
Electric motors run for many hours for your cooling system. If the motor runs hot for a long time, wiring insulation will melt, causing an electrical short, tripping the breaker.
A new or young A/C compressor uses a lot of electricity to start. As this component ages, it needs more electricity for starting, which often trips the breaker.
This event happens when an electrical winding has broken or hit the inside of the compressor. That triggers a direct short, and due to the surge, the circuit breaker trips.