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    Air Conditioning Condensing Unit
    Air Conditioning Condensing Unit
    Air Conditioning Condensing Unit
    Air Conditioning Condensing Unit
    Air Conditioning Condensing Unit

    GFCI Breaker Enforcement for AC Units Clashes with Summer Heat Health Concerns

    June 28, 2021
    Tripping breakers on some air conditioning units have prompted authorities in several states to at least suspend enforcement of a GFCI-outdoor outlet mandate.

    As temperatures heat up across the country, efforts by states, homebuilders, HVAC contractors, and others to sidestep a 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) requirement linked to worrisome cases of repeated tripping of GFCI breakers on newly installed HVAC units have been following suit. 

    To date, review committee procedures of The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the body that develops NFPA 70 (i.e., the NEC), have rejected proposals to change the Code’s requirement.

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