Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause complications that affect your home comfort is on Lakeside Heating & Air’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Lakeside Heating & Air can help you determine 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 have to call in a professional.
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 the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Lakeside Heating & Air can help you out by performing a heat pump repair.
If you have a short circuit in your heat pump, it will trip the breaker instantly 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 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Lakeside Heating & Air expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your heat pump is 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 older or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This happens when the compressor tries 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 immediately. You want to keep your Chelan and Wenatchee home and family safe and comfortable.