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Why Does My Air Conditioner Trip The Breaker?

Posted On: August 14, 2013

Is your air conditioning constantly tripping the circuit breaker, but you’re not sure why? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Circuit breakers are designed to keep electrical devices from pulling dangerous levels of electricity from the grid. Too much electricity can be a hazard to your appliances, your home, and even you! Never ignore the problem away or simply reset your circuit breaker. If this is a repeated problem, something is wrong with your air conditioning system and it needs to be fixed.

If your air conditioner is tripping the breaker in your home, there could be a number of reasons, but the most common causes include:

  • Dirty furnace filter
  • Frozen evaporator coil
  • Loss of refrigerant
  • Bad compressor

Any of these issues can lead to your circuit breaker tripping because all cause your air conditioning system to work harder to achieve less than optimal results, causing additional load on the system that is too much for the breaker to handle. Start first by replacing your furnace filter so you are not restricting air flow over the coil. If the problem continues to occur, you should call an air conditioning repair technician. The most likely cause, if this happens, is a loss of refrigerant.

If you are experiencing your AC circuit breaker tripping in the Scranton, PA area, contact T.E. Spall & Son today. Do not simply ignore electrical problems associated with your air conditioner because it could result in costly repair work—or worse, fires.

Don’t put your home or family at risk, call T.E. Spall & Son today!

Air Conditioner Repair in Scranton, PA & Wilkes-Barre, PA

If you are in the Scranton, PA or Wilkes-Barre, PA area and are having problems with your air conditioner tripping the circuit breaker, contact the air conditioning repair experts at T.E. Spall & Son today.

Contact us today to schedule air conditioner repair in Scranton, PA with the leading heating and cooling company in the northeastern Pennsylvania area.

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