Does Your AC Unit Keep Tripping Over That Breaker?


If your AC cools your home for a period and then trips your circuit breaker
and shuts off, it could be a sign of trouble that a Del-Air technician
needs to address. As leaders in
air conditioning service, we can inspect your system and correct any issues quickly, before
they affect your quality of life.

Typically, your AC breaker trips when there’s a short circuit, the
AC works too hard, or there is a part of the system that is old or malfunctioning.
If you continue to run your AC under these conditions, then you could
permanently damage the air conditioner. In this case, it’s wise
to get a professional AC repair technician out as soon as you can.

Here are some specific reasons that an AC might trip the breaker:

  • Dirty Air Filter – If your air filter is clogged, then the blower
    will have to work harder to send air circulating. As a result, the unit
    has to use more electricity. The end result is a higher utility bill.
  • Bad Capacitor – An old or malfunctioning capacitor can result in
    the compressor pulling on locked-rotor amps. The breaker often trips under
    these circumstances.
  • Old or Weak Compressor – Old compressors often struggle to get started.
    Hard starting draws more electricity than would be used under normal circumstance
    and could cause the circuit breaker to trip.
  • Loose Electrical Components – Electrical shorts and circuit trips
    can occur if motors run too hot for too long, causing the insulation around
    wires to degrade.

Additionally, other problems can cause an AC to trip over a breaker. If
you aren’t sure what’s wrong, don’t wait to call in
the Del-Air team for service.

Contact the Del-Air Professionals for AC Repair

A leader in
air conditioning service, Del-Air recognizes that most of the solutions for your AC tripping
the circuit breaker can only be handled by a professional. Contact Del-Air today to schedule your appointment. You can rest assured knowing our licensed
professionals will handle the issue quickly, expertly, and with minimal
disruption to your daily routine.