My Breaker Keeps Tripping

The breaker in your electrical system is a safety device to protect you and your appliances.

A common question is that the breaker for my Air Conditioner keeps tripping and I have to go reset it and then it works fine. So, is there a problem?

Yes, there could be multiple problems with this happening:

1. The breaker itself is weak and is failing causing the breaker to turn off.

2. The breaker is in place to protect the wire so the wire itself could have a problem causing the tripping of the breaker.

3. A component in your appliance (heating and air system, washer, etc.) could have a part failing and pulling too much power (more power than normal) therefore causing the breaker to trip because it is more power than the wire can handle.

Again, it could be multiple issues but there is an issue. Having to continue to go inside your breaker panel to repeatedly reset the breaker (your safety device) is never common and should be looked at by a professional as soon as possible.

Your friend in comfort and energy savings,

Derek Cole

Derek Cole is the General Manager of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, an independently owned and operated franchise based in Laurinburg, North Carolina since 1953. He has more than 14 years of experience in the HVAC industry and has created two You Tube broadcasts, The Comfort Experts and #AskDerekCole, filled with tips and tricks on saving energy and being comfortable.

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