Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause problems that impact your home comfort is on Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine 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. 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 many different reasons, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—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, Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your heat pump, call Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning expert 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 blocked or malfunction and could cause your circuit breaker to trip.
If your compressor is getting old or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This occurs when the compressor goes to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 636-456-5041 immediately. We want to keep your Warrenton home and family safe and comfortable.