It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that affect your home comfort is on Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning 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. No matter 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 many different 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning 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, reach out to Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning 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 might 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 attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-237-0168 right now. We want to keep your Odessa home and family safe and comfortable.