Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause complications that impact your home comfort is on Integrity AC & Heating LLC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Integrity AC & Heating LLC can help you identify 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. No matter 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 several reasons, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—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, Integrity AC & Heating LLC 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 Integrity AC & Heating LLC 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Integrity AC & Heating LLC 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 congested 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 happens when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Integrity AC & Heating LLC a call at 602-971-0567 right away. It’s important that you keep your Phoenix home and family safe and comfortable.