It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause problems that impact your home comfort is on Air Service Co.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Air Service Co. 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 need to call in a professional.
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 responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your heat pump trouble, Air Service Co. 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 Air Service Co. 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 Air Service Co. technician 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 obstructed or malfunction and may cause your circuit breaker to trip.
If your compressor is older or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This takes place when the compressor tries to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Air Service Co. a call at 918-212-8943 immediately. It’s important that you keep your Muldrow home and family safe and comfortable.