Know the Link Between Your AC and Your Circuit Breakers

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Circuit breakers are the safeguards that prevent damage to your air conditioner as well as your electrical system. A circuit breaker continuously senses electrical current on each individual circuit to detect overloads, as well as short circuits. If one occurs, the breaker automatically disconnects electricity to the circuit to prevent damage to the component and to the home’s wiring.

A central air conditioner cooling an average size home draws about 12 amps of electricity at 220 volts, while the powerful AC compressor is running. Most central air conditioners utilize two circuit breakers: One installed in the home’s indoor breaker panel protects inside AC components, including the air handler and the blower fan. Another circuit breaker in a box mounted on an exterior wall near the outdoor central AC unit protects the high-voltage compressor and other parts such as the condenser fan.

When a Breaker Trips

If an AC circuit breaker trips for any reason, the result will be hard to miss: The air conditioner stops and will not restart. If a tripped circuit breaker is suspected, here’s what to do to try to restore cool comfort:

For qualified service to deal with AC issues, including tripped circuit breakers, contact the certified technicians at Jackson & Sons.

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When you need heating or air conditioning repairs, maintenance or system replacements, you need a company you can count on for dependability and quality service. Contact us at Jackson & Sons at 919-734-9611. Our professional team of technicians look forward to providing energy efficient and cost effective solutions to keep your home or business comfortable at all times.

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