It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause complications that affect your home comfort is on Watts Electric & AC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you might need a heat pump repair. Watts Electric & AC 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. Regardless what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you have to call in an expert.
Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for a number of 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 that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Watts Electric & AC 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Watts Electric & AC 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 cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Watts Electric & AC professional 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 may 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 takes place when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Watts Electric & AC a call at 601-736-7362 right away. It’s important that you keep your Columbia home and family safe and comfortable.