It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause complications that impact your home comfort is on A&M Heating & Cooling LLC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. A&M Heating & Cooling 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. It doesn’t matter what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you must call in a professional.
Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for several reasons, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, A&M Heating & Cooling LLC 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, call A&M Heating & Cooling 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your A&M Heating & Cooling LLC 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 might 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 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 A&M Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 520-200-1048 immediately. It’s important that you keep your Tucson home and family safe and comfortable.