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New ac seer 15 when ut turns on I have buzzing in electrical circuit box

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The electrical box on the new a/c unit is what is buzzing? If so then thats the contatcor making that sound and is nothing to be too concerned about. If that buzzing is coming from your breaker box then turn off that breaker and call an electrician.

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