It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause complications that impact your home comfort is on B&D Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. B&D 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. 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 a number of 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your heat pump trouble, B&D 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 B&D 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 cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your B&D Air Conditioning expert 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 might trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become blocked 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 occurs when the compressor goes to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give B&D Air Conditioning a call at 928-432-6018 right now. You want to keep your Safford home and family safe and comfortable.