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 Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you might need a heat pump repair. Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. 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 qualified technician.
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 to blame—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, Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. 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 believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, call Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your heat pump 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 obstructed or malfunction and could 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 goes to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. a call at 863-216-2923 right now. You want to keep your Haines City home and family safe and comfortable.