Our air conditioning system can be one of the major causes why our circuit breaker trips, especially during warmer months when we need the cooling power of our HVAC system to make our everyday life more enjoyable. If you suspect that your air conditioner is to blame for your electricity going down, check these common culprits that might be overheating the system!
If you have dirty air filters, chances are your air conditioner is draining too much energy while working hard to pull air through the filters. This exertion can cause an overload of the system, the circuit breaker to trip and this can even blow your fuses. Check your air filters often, and change them every month to two months.
Condenser coils are located in the outside unit of your air conditioning system and serve as a conduit for the refrigerant used for cooling. The coolant absorbs heat inside of your home, travels to the condenser coils that allow the air coming from the fans to cool down the refrigerant before it returns to the inside of your home. If the condenser coils are clogged up by dirt and debris, they will not effectively cool down the refrigerant, causing your system to try harder to cool your home, leading to overheating. Turn your system off, use a weak stream of water and wash the coils. If you don’t feel comfortable tinkering around your unit, get it done by a professional.
The refrigerant fluid circulating through your HVAC system is a vital component of the entire system. If there is a leak somewhere and there is not enough of refrigerant fluid in the unit, the system will heat up, trying hard to cool the rest of the refrigerant down. That, in turn, will draw more energy and could trip the circuit. Be careful while searching for the leak and call your contractor to perform the necessary repairs and fill up your system on refrigerant.
If your fans are not working, nothing will pull cool air through the coils, the compressor and the refrigerant will not be able to cool down. This error will force your air conditioner to work harder and trip the circuit once again. Call a professional to fix your fans and avoid blowing your fuses in the future.
If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, contact us at Total Comfort Heating and Cooling to schedule a consultation with our team.