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 Childress Heating & AC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you might need a heat pump repair. Childress Heating & AC 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. It doesn’t matter 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 many different reasons, but they’re usually 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 those aren’t the reason for your heat pump trouble, Childress Heating & AC 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, call Childress Heating & AC right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very unsafe, 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 Childress Heating & AC professional 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 may trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become obstructed 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 happens when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Childress Heating & AC a call at 540-675-4306 right now. We want to keep your Fredericksburg home and family safe and comfortable.