Why Your HVAC Is Tripping Your Circuit Breaker

Have you ever plugged too many appliances into one circuit and had the power shut off to that outlet? It’s often just a power overload; flip the breaker back on and you’re good to go.

What if you turn your furnace or air conditioner on and it trips the breaker? You might have a serious problem.

A home is designed with a circuit breaker to keep you and your family safe from harm. If something is using more amps than the breaker is rated for, it trips the circuit and cuts off the power. This is an important safety measure. Without it, it can cause shocks, damage equipment, or even cause a house fire.Why Your HVAC Is Tripping Your Circuit Breaker

While outlets are scattered throughout your home to allow you to plug in all of your electronics and appliances, the outlet for your furnace and air conditioner should be dedicated to each appliance. If either of these trip your breaker, you have a problem that needs to be fixed right away. While there are many reasons this could be occurring, it may be because:

  • The air filter is too dirty for the system to operate
  • The outside of the air condition is too dirty to operate
  • The circuit breaker is malfunctioning
  • The motor is shorting out
  • The compressor is malfunctioning

While you can change out the air filter and see if that makes a difference, the rest of the jobs are best left to a professional. Because you’re dealing with electricity, seeking professional help will keep you out of harm's way.

No matter what problems you are facing with your HVAC system, we can help. All of our technicians are highly trained professionals who are experts in their field. If you have a problem with your furnace or air conditioner, we can have it up and running efficiently in no time. And prevent the problem from occurring again, putting you and your family at risk.

Contact us today to schedule a service call.

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