It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause complications that disturb your home comfort is on Farnell Mechanical, Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Farnell Mechanical, Inc. can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few things 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 need to call in a professional.
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 responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those aren’t the reason for your heat pump trouble, Farnell Mechanical, Inc. 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, contact Farnell Mechanical, Inc. 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Farnell Mechanical, Inc. technician 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 congested or malfunction and might 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 goes to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Farnell Mechanical, Inc. a call at 334-524-2458 right now. You want to keep your Auburn and Opelika home and family safe and comfortable.