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Don’t Call a Bonita Springs Air Conditioning Specialist Until You’ve Checked Your Circuit Breakers

This is the second installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

A circuit breaker is an automatic electrical switch that protects you against surges or short circuits. When a circuit breaker “trips,” it’s detecting a fault and immediately shuts off the flow of electricity to that particular circuit.

If your air conditioner stopped working, it may be that your circuit breaker has tripped. It’s usually simple to fix, and you probably don’t need a Bonita Springs air conditioning professional. Here’s how:

Locate your electrical service panel. This is usually in a garage or laundry room, or sometimes located near your furnace or hot water heater.

To see which breaker has tripped, look for the one that is not fully in the “on” position. In some cases, your breaker may have a red light identifying which one has shut off.

To reset the breaker, simply push the lever all the way to “off”, then all the way back to “on”.

Sometimes this is all it takes to fix your problem, and you can sit back, relax and enjoy life in the cool comfort of your home!

However, if your air conditioner shuts off again after you reset the circuit breaker, you’ll need to find the source of the problem.

There are many things that might be causing your circuit breaker to trip. One of the most common causes is having too many items plugged into one outlet. 9 Things to Check AC ipadCheck to see if this is the case and move your lamps, stereos, etc. to other outlets. If this doesn’t solve the problem, there could be a more serious issue at hand.

If you need Bonita Springs air conditioning services, we are available 24 hours a day not only in Bonita Springs, but all of Southwest Florida. At UMI Residential Air Conditioning, our technicians are professional, well-trained heating & air conditioning specialists, and have only your best interest and the functioning of your air conditioning unit in mind. Check out our reviews from other clients. We know that having an air condition problem is no fun at all, so call us at (239) 939-2032 or contact us online.

– Brett

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