Like us on facebook for Air Conditioning service in Westerville OH Follow us on Twitter and let us know how pleased you are with your AC service near Lewis Center OH Find us on Google and have us service your Air Conditioning in Columbus OH Subscribe to our YouTube channel for AC repair & maintenance tips in Westerville OH Find us on yelp for great Air Conditioner repair service in Lewis Center OH

Circuits and Tripped Circuit Breakers

Trust our technicians to deliver elite service and expertise on your furnace or AC service For AC repair in the Columbus and Central Ohio area, contact Cullins One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning today!repair, or maintenance in the Columbus and Central Ohio area.
We have certified technicians and trucks ready to handle any unit installation or replacement For Air Conditioner installation near in the Columbus and Central Ohio area, schedule service with Cullins One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning!you have in the Columbus and Central Ohio area.
Click Here to view our current sales and promotions to see how you can save on your upcoming repairCullins One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning offers coupons for your Air Conditioning repair in the Columbus and Central Ohio area!. in in the Columbus and Central Ohio area!

Circuit Breaker Tripping Off

A circuit breaker is designed to trip off when too much power travels through the wire it protects. There are three common reasons circuit breakers trip off:

  • A short circuit
  • An over-current or overloaded circuit
  • The circuit breaker is broken

Resetting a Breaker

Very firmly push the handle to the full "off" position and then firmly click it to "on". If the breaker allows you to reset it, try to determine why the breaker tripped in the first place (See three causes above.)

If the breaker tripped because of an overloaded circuit (use of space heater, hair dryer, microwave) adjust your use of appliances which are heavy users. Find new circuits for them or have new circuits installed for heavy users. This can be done with the professional help of Cullins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning.

Occasionally, a breaker will trip because it is "going bad." It will not generally let you reset it and should be replaced.

Short Circuits

A short circuit is an accidental connection allowing an electrical current to flow in a different path from the one intended. A short circuit will immediately cause one of your circuit breakers to trip off or one of your fuses to blow. To troubleshoot a short circuit, determine what was happening just before the electricity stopped. If you had just plugged something into a receptacle (outlet) or turned on a light or an appliance, then this gives you a clue as to what just caused the short. Unplug the offending appliance or light and then re-set the circuit breaker or replace the fuse. If everything is now OK, then your electrical system is fine and consider replacing the appliance that caused the circuit to break.

If, however, you can't find anything plugged in which is causing the problem, then it's time to call Cullins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning to locate and repair your short circuit.

Over-currents

Overloaded circuits (over-currents) occur when too much power is running through an electrical wire. To protect the wire, the circuit breaker does its job by detecting the overload and tripping off. The solution to this problem is to remove some of the things that are connected to the overloaded wires and add another set of wires to bring power to them. For this you'll need a good electrician.

Broken Circuit Breaker

Sometimes circuit breakers just wear out and need to be replaced. A knowledgeable home owner with electrical skills can do the job. Otherwise, call Cullins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, 614-890-0851.


© Online-Access, Inc.

(614) 890-0851
670 Radio Dr. Lewis Center, OH 43035
Like us on facebook for AC service in Westerville OHFollow us on Twitter and let us know how pleased you are with your AC service near Lewis Center OHFind us on Google and have us service your Air Conditioning in Columbus OHSubscribe to our YouTube channel for AC repair & maintenance tips in Westerville OHFind us on yelp for great Air Conditioner repair service in Lewis Center OH