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Your AC Needs its Own Circuit

Your AC Needs its Own Circuit

Summer sun means one thing for many homeowners: air conditioning. While air conditioners can be a great way to cool down during the summer, they also require a lot of power.

In order to ensure that your AC doesn't overload your circuit breaker, it's important to install it on its own circuit. Here's why you should install your AC on its own circuit breaker and how doing so can help keep your home safe and comfortable.

A Lot of Power

When air conditioners are turned on, they use a lot of power. In fact, they often use more power than most other appliances in your home. That's why it's important to give them their own circuit breaker.

If you don't have enough circuits to go around, your air conditioner could end up tripping the circuit breaker for the rest of your home.

It's also important to make sure that your air conditioner is properly sized for your home. If it's too big, it could overload the circuit breaker and cause problems.

Electrical Safety

Your air conditioner needs its own circuit to avoid overloading the circuit and creating a safety hazard. Circuit breakers are designed to protect your home's electrical system by shutting down when an overload occurs.

When an air conditioner is added to a circuit that already has other appliances running, it can cause the circuit breaker to trip, shutting down everything connected to it. This can be a safety hazard, especially if you have a home office or workshop in your garage.

A dedicated circuit for your air conditioner will ensure that it has plenty of power to run safely while keeping your home cool. If you're not sure whether you have enough electrical capacity for an air conditioner, have a qualified electrician check your home's wiring.

Your Dedicated HVAC & Electrical Team

Installing your AC on its own circuit breaker is a simple way to ensure that it doesn't overload your home's electrical system and cause a power outage. If you're in need of an AC installation, replacement, or repair, our team at Ostrom Electrical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help. We offer comprehensive services for all your home electrical needs, just give us a call at (540) 253-1559.