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 House of Heating Incorporated’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. House of Heating Incorporated can help you find out 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 a qualified technician.
Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for several reasons, but they’re generally 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’s not the cause of your heat pump trouble, House of Heating Incorporated 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 believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to House of Heating Incorporated 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 force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your House of Heating Incorporated 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 might trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become congested or malfunction and may cause your circuit breaker to trip.
If your compressor is aging 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 House of Heating Incorporated a call at 715-384-3163 immediately. You want to keep your Marshfield home and family safe and comfortable.