It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that disturb your home comfort is on Goode Bros AC & Heating’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you might need a heat pump repair. Goode Bros AC & Heating 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 must call in an expert.
Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re typically 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 those aren’t the reason for your heat pump trouble, Goode Bros AC & Heating 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Goode Bros AC & Heating 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Goode Bros AC & Heating 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 may trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become blocked or malfunction and may cause your circuit breaker to trip.
If your compressor is getting old or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This occurs when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Goode Bros AC & Heating a call at 903-284-2612 right away. It’s important that you keep your Longview home and family safe and comfortable.