It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause problems that disturb your home comfort is on Home Comfort Heating & Air’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Home Comfort Heating & Air can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some factors we commonly see: overworked heat pumps, short circuits, wiring problems, fan obstructions and compressor malfunctions. Regardless what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert.
Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re generally preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those aren’t the reason for your heat pump trouble, Home Comfort Heating & Air can help you out by doing a heat pump repair.
If you have a short circuit in your heat pump, it will trip the breaker instantly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, call Home Comfort Heating & Air 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Home Comfort Heating & Air professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your heat pump 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 might cause your circuit breaker to trip.
If your compressor is older or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This occurs when the compressor tries to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Home Comfort Heating & Air a call at 763-276-0617 immediately. It’s important that you keep your Elk River home and family safe and comfortable.