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Circuit Breaker Problems: Causes and Cures


The circuit breaker is a common device found in the home and, because they're ubiquitous, circuit breaker problems are fairly frequent occurrences. A breaker's job is to prevent damage to the electrical circuit caused by electrical overloading and short circuiting and to generally detect any electrical faults through the electrical system of the home.

Circuit breaker problems aren't uncommon. When they detect a greater electrical current than they can handle passing through them, they trip. Usually, this is caused by the use of too many electrical appliances in the home or a sudden surge of additional electricity. When this happens, the components of the circuit breaker will overhead and trip, thus leading to a short circuit. In serious cases, or due to regular short circuiting, old circuit breakers will need to be replaced with new ones in order to resume proper regulation of electrical currents through the home. Finding solutions for circuit breaker problems is important and helps provide various benefits throughout the home. First and foremost, circuit breaker repairs will allow normal flow of electrical currents to resume around the home, despite the fact that electrical use has increased. In addition, circuit breakers that are well conditioned will prevent future trips and short circuits from happening. This is important in helping protect your home against blow-outs and faulty wiring which can lead to fire. For more expert advice on circuit breaker causes and cures, as well as other issues relating to home comfort, please contact us at Valley Heating. We've been serving the South Bay Peninsula and Santa Cruz areas for 50 years, so visit our website for more information on most HVAC topics, or just give us a call at (408) 868-5500. Our goal is to help educate our customers in the South Bay Peninsula and Santa Cruz areas of California about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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