It’s not uncommon for an air conditioning system to shut off due to a tripped circuit breaker. This occurs because it’s pulling in more amps than the breaker is rated for. The issue might stem from the breaker itself, but it could also be caused by dirt that’s accumulated inside the outdoor unit and on the air filter, causing problems with the AC components.
When it comes to such appliances, it’s a good idea to have a dedicated electrical circuit. Here’s what you should know about it.
About the Dedicated Electrical Circuit
The core of your home’s electrical system is the main panel that houses your circuit breakers. It controls the flow of electricity around your house, with switches that are labeled according to the areas or purposes they serve. It can have as many as 20 different electrical circuits, each with its own corresponding breaker switch.
A dedicated circuit is labeled for specific appliances like heating and air conditioning systems, radiant floor heating panels, convection ovens and ranges and home security systems. Because they have a substantial electrical draw, connecting them to dedicated circuits helps ensure that there will be enough power available to operate safely. This can also prevent these appliances from incurring electrical issues that can hinder their performance and efficiency.
A Dedicated Circuit for Your Air Conditioner
Your air conditioner must have a dedicated circuit so you can have peace of mind knowing that it’s less likely to trip and that your electrical system will work more efficiently. It’s also important to do this if you’re looking to install an AC system for the first time or your home has an outdated electrical system.
If your home already has a dedicated circuit and you want to replace your old unit, make sure the amperage for that circuit can handle the electrical needs of the new one. A reliable air conditioning service technician can help you pick the right HVAC system based on the existing electrical panel you have at home.
J & M Air Conditioning & Heating is a leading HVAC contractor in the area. Give us a call at (951) 654 3464 or (760) 253-9631. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Hemet and the surrounding communities.