Is your HVAC system tripping the circuit breaker? Don’t be alarmed. When your HVAC system trips the circuit breaker, it indicates the unit or electrical system has issues. In this post, top-tier local heater installation expert EZ Air Conditioning and Heating shares the common reasons why your HVAC system may be tripping the circuit breaker
Poor Wiring Connections
Old wiring connections will wreak havoc on your electrical system and HVAC unit. One or more of the wires connecting to the electrical components may have become loose and can no longer hold a connection. Some circuits may also be overloaded. The increased current draw upon starting your HVAC will trip the circuit breaker repeatedly.
Old electrical systems are also prone to short-circuiting. Worn-down wiring insulation will cause direct contact between two wires, short-circuiting the entire system. Often this issue occurs without opening your HVAC system. Have a heater repair expert check your unit for any problems, then have an electrician improve your circuit to prevent further damage and potential fires.
Aged Circuit Breakers
Old circuit breakers have parts that have shorted or have exposed wiring. Some old breakers may still work well but get overwhelmed by the power draw of modern appliances. You’ll need a professional electrician to come and replace the circuit breaker before plugging your HVAC back in to ensure it won’t trip frequently.
Faulty HVAC Units
The actual HVAC unit itself could be faulty. This could include issues such as a bad motor or compressor causing a high current draw and repeatedly tripping the circuit breaker. Have a professional contractor look into your system and ensure it’s fully functional before using it again.
If your HVAC is malfunctioning, but your electrical circuits are working well, you’ll need superb AC and heater service to check its condition. EZ Air Conditioning and Heating is a renowned local contractor with decades of experience and knowledge helping homeowners and property owners with all their system checks, repairs and replacements. Call us at (210) 429-9186 or fill out this contact form to get an estimate.