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 Bain Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you might need a heat pump repair. Bain Heating & Air Conditioning can help you identify 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 have to call in a qualified technician.
Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for several 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your heat pump trouble, Bain Heating & Air Conditioning 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Bain 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 Bain Heating & Air Conditioning expert 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 may trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become obstructed or malfunction and may 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 tries to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Bain Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 256-270-1196 right now. You want to keep your Heflin home and family safe and comfortable.