It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause complications that impact your home comfort is on Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating can help you find out 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. It doesn’t 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 many different reasons, but they’re usually 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 that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating 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 believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating professional can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your heat pump is 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 congested 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 takes place when the compressor tries to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating a call at (818) 727-9993 right away. It’s important that you keep your Northridge home and family safe and comfortable.