Dealing with electricity can be a life or death matter. Circuit breakers are a vital part of any electrical system. They are a safety device that can turn off or “trip” at the first sign of trouble. Since an air conditioning unit needs energy to run, it has a dedicated circuit within the breaker box.
It is not uncommon for these breakers to “trip” on occasion. It can be due to storms or other weather events, or it can turn off when the circuit is overloaded. It is a warning that something isn’t right within the unit. If your breaker is tripping frequently, you need to get professional assistance. Don’t keep turning the breaker back on and expecting the problem to fix itself. Since it is an electrical component, it is a very serious matter. Here are the three most common reasons why a circuit will kick due to an AC unit. Continue reading