It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that impact your home comfort is on Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you might need a heat pump repair. Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning 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. No matter what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you must 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 the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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 Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning 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 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 goes to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 402-509-5940 immediately. You want to keep your Omaha home and family safe and comfortable.