It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that disturb your home comfort is on Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few things we commonly see: overworked heat pumps, short circuits, wiring problems, fan obstructions and compressor malfunctions. No matter what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you must call in an expert.
Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for several reasons, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling can help you out by performing a heat pump repair.
If you have a short circuit in your heat pump, it will trip the breaker immediately when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, causing fires or other serious damages.
Faulty installation or loose connections can cause your heat pump to short circuit and trip your circuit breaker. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your heat pump is operating safely.
If the fan motor of your outdoor unit locks up, it could trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become congested or malfunction and may cause your circuit breaker to trip.
If your compressor is older or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This happens when the compressor goes to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling a call at 740-474-5940 immediately. It’s important that you keep your Circleville home and family safe and comfortable.