Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause problems that disturb your home comfort is on I-Deal HVAC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. I-Deal HVAC 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. No matter what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional.
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 the culprit—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, I-Deal HVAC 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, call I-Deal HVAC 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your I-Deal HVAC technician 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 could trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become blocked 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 occurs when the compressor goes to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give I-Deal HVAC a call at 505-445-1250 immediately. It’s important that you keep your Albuquerque home and family safe and comfortable.