It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that impact your home comfort is on Assured Appliance & Heating & Air’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Assured Appliance & Heating & Air can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons 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 must call in an expert.
Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for many different reasons, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Assured Appliance & Heating & Air can help you out by executing a heat pump repair.
If you have a short circuit in your heat pump, it will trip the breaker promptly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Assured Appliance & Heating & Air right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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 force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Assured Appliance & Heating & Air technician can find and tighten any loose connections and safely get your heat pump running properly.
If the fan motor of your outdoor unit locks up, it might 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 aging 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 Assured Appliance & Heating & Air a call at +1 847-293-0047 right now. You want to keep your Genoa home and family safe and comfortable.