It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause problems that affect your home comfort is on Scott Temperature’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Scott Temperature can help you determine 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. 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 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 fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If those aren’t the reason for your heat pump trouble, Scott Temperature 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 think you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Scott Temperature 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Scott Temperature 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 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 attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Scott Temperature a call at 785-269-0465 immediately. It’s important that you keep your Lawrence home and family safe and comfortable.