When your central AC repeatedly trips your circuit breaker, it can be a huge inconvenience. Just resetting your circuit breaker isn’t the answer. There could be a deeper problem with your central air conditioning system. Estes Services is a heating and air company with over three generations of experience. We have skilled HVAC contractors who can help diagnose issues with your central air and offer solutions to get your central AC back up and running smoothly.
Hard Starting Compressor
Your central air conditioning system has a compressor that pulls electricity to the unit when it first starts up. As compressors age, they have to pull more electricity to kick the central ac on, which can trip your circuit breaker. This is known as a hard starting compressor and needs a skilled technician to inspect it.
Solution: An Estes Services’ HVAC contractor can install a hard start kit to give added electricity to the compressor when it starts up.
Dirty Condenser Coils
Located within the outside cooling unit of your central air conditioning system are the condenser coils. They are essential for carrying the heat from your home through the system’s lines to the outdoors. Over time, the condenser coils become dirty from contaminant buildup, that prevents the coils from expelling the heat. Your central ac then has to work twice as hard to cool your home, using more electricity. This can lead to your circuit breaker tripping.
Solution: Our trained HVAC contractors clean your condenser coils so your central air conditioning system runs more efficiently and expels heat with ease.
There are motors in your central air conditioner that operate the compressor and fans in your unit. There are many reasons why your motor can overheat, which can cause the wiring insulation to melt. The circuit breaker will be tripped to prevent an electrical fire from occurring because of the motor shorting out.
Solution: You will need to have your motor replaced by a certified HVAC contractor from Estes Services. Call and set up an appointment today to keep you cool and safe from an electrical fire!
The worst-case scenario is that you have a grounded compressor, which means that an electrical wire has broken and struck the side of the compressor. Your circuit breaker will trip when there is a sudden surge to the ground that passes through the compressor.
Solution: The compressor will need to be replaced and the refrigerant lines cleaned by a certified professional from Estes Services heating and air company.
Estes Services will help you discover the mystery behind your circuit breaker issues and get your central ac working correctly. Call us today to have one of our certified HVAC contractors inspect your central air conditioning unit for any of the above issues!