It's really hot here tonight and my kids air conditioners upstairs have me worried. The outlets that they plug into are actually getting hot and the plug is hot to the touch when I pull it out and feel it.
I switched my son's plug to a newer plug in the bathroom that I had an electrician put in. I know for a fact that that bathroom plug is grounded and I trust that electrician. That one does not seem to be heating up now. I had to run a long extension cord to reach it but there is no heat anywhere now on that plug at either end.
In my kids room they have grounded outlets but I've always had problems with the circuit breaker cutting off with the air conditioners both running at the same time upstairs. It am wondering if our upstairs rooms may have been a do it yourself job. It's a dormered out attic and the work is not so great. Not bad, but not great.
I'm no electrician, but it seems like those units are drawing more current than the current wiring is capable of handling and it also seems like they are sharing the same circuit.
Obviously it's time to call an electrician but I would appreciate any feedback on the hot outlets and on how big a job it would be to redo some of the wiring to that upstairs dormer.
Thanks in advance, Steve