Does running your air conditioner create issues for other systems in your home? Do your other electronics shut off when you run your air conditioner? If so, figuring out why this happens may not be as costly as you think. Vredevoogd Heating & Cooling of Grand Rapids is familiar with causes and solutions for why your air conditioner keeps blowing a fuse. A skilled HVAC professional can help find the root of the problem. Oftentimes, the go-to solution is to upgrade your fuse and then the thought is that the tripping problem will stop. However, this is a temporary fix that may cause additional problems down the line.
The first area to check is your filter. If you have been running your a/c during extreme temperatures, the bloggage from dirt can build up fast. Moreover, such level of use can cause more power to be expended on the system. The additional use on the system can cause the fuse to blow. It is strongly advised to check and change your filter each season.
This is a more complicated fix, which requires a skilled HVAC professional. Vredevoogd Heating & Cooling has been helping clients in Grand Rapids for many years with this same issue. Just as the name implies, the capacitor helps regulate the amount of electric current which travels through the condenser. If too much energy is allowed to flow through the fuse box is designed to shut down. It is a precautionary measure that you’re happy is in place. However, the capacitor is not doing its job by sending the proper power levels to the condenser. Change the part to fix the issue with your fickle fuse.
This can be caused by your wires not connecting properly anymore. As time passes the wires may have become a disconnect by normal wear and tear. However, it is possible that the heating and cooling of the area caused the wires to react to the temperature changes. When that happens the wires change and there is no electrical current actually being transmitted consistently. Check your wires.
Your HVAC system can become overworked for several reasons. One is the coolant in your system is low. When this occurs, the HVAC system keeps coming on and is working overtime to maintain the temperature that you set. If the system is overworking, then your electrical system will read that as overload and shut itself down.