Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause problems that impact your home comfort is on Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. can help you find out 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. It doesn’t 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 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 remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. technician 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 might trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become obstructed or malfunction and could cause your circuit breaker to trip.
If your compressor is aging or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This occurs when the compressor tries to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 270-358-3167 right away. We want to keep your Hodgenville home and family safe and comfortable.