Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that impact your home comfort is on Lakeside Heating & Air’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Lakeside Heating & Air can help you determine 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. No matter what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you must call in an expert.
Overheated Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for many different reasons, but they’re generally preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—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, Lakeside Heating & Air 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, call Lakeside Heating & Air right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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 trigger your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Lakeside Heating & Air 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 may 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 getting old or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This occurs when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Lakeside Heating & Air a call at 509-284-4265 right now. You want to keep your Chelan and Wenatchee home and family safe and comfortable.