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 North Mechanical Heating and Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. North Mechanical Heating and Cooling can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some factors we commonly see: overworked heat pumps, short circuits, wiring problems, fan obstructions and compressor malfunctions. Regardless 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, North Mechanical Heating and Cooling 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 believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to North Mechanical Heating and Cooling 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your North Mechanical Heating and Cooling 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 might 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 older or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This takes place when the compressor goes to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give North Mechanical Heating and Cooling a call at 928-263-8570 immediately. You want to keep your Payson home and family safe and comfortable.