If you are experiencing frequent circuit breaker trips, inspect you HVAC system for potential problems.
Many homeowners have experienced problems with the circuit breaker tripping. Circuit breakers are safety devices, but having one trip constantly without being able to pinpoint the cause can be frustrating. Most of the time, when homeowners deal with breaker issues, they call an electrician. It might be a good idea to also call a St. Louis HVAC company. Sometimes breakers trip due to a faulty HVAC system.
A circuit breaker may trip due to faulty installation and using non-compatible equipment for your home’s particular wiring. If the HVAC system uses the same circuit as other heavy electric appliances, every time you use it, the breaker will trip. Consulting an HVAC professional can help you sort out this issue.
HVAC System Is Overheating
The most common cause of overheating is a dirty air filter. Dirty air filters will make the system work harder, keeping the air from circulating effectively. The unit will require more power to work harder, thereby tripping the breaker. Overheating can be also caused by a dirty condenser. A condenser’s function is to remove the hot air from the inside and if it is dirty it cannot do its job properly.
Circuit breakers are intended to trip when there are any issues with the electricity in the house. An electrical short will trip the circuit breaker. This feature is potentially life saving for your family, preventing a house fire. There are many components of the HVAC system that can cause electrical shorts. They may be difficult to solve, so speak with an HVAC professional to resolve these issues.
The Age of the Wiring System
Electric devices age and eventually wear out. Any device or appliance in your home undergoes significant wear and tear over the years and it is inevitable that they require more power to work harder and provide the appropriate function. When they start to require more power than normal, the breaker might interpret it as a malfunction and trip. By providing proper maintenance to every appliance, including the HVAC system, you ensure the appliance runs longer and more efficiently. Have your HVAC system maintained on regular intervals.
Locating the exact reason for frequent circuit breaker trips can be challenging, even for the most experienced HVAC professional. Consult a St. Louis HVAC professional to make sure your HVAC system is not contributing to the problem. Call Hely Heating and Air Cond. Co. at (636) 305-9555 for an appointment.