It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that disturb your home comfort is on Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning 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. 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 many different reasons, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—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, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning can help you out by doing a heat pump repair.
If you have a short circuit in your heat pump, it will trip the breaker promptly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Allstar 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 could trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become blocked or malfunction and might cause your circuit breaker to trip.
If your compressor is getting old or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This takes place when the compressor goes to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 805-242-9638 immediately. You want to keep your Buellton home and family safe and comfortable.