It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause problems that affect your home comfort is on Smyth Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Smyth Air Conditioning 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. No 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 a number of reasons, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—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, Smyth Air Conditioning 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Smyth Air Conditioning 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 Smyth Air Conditioning 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 may 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 aging 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 Smyth Air Conditioning a call at 561-533-6066 right away. We want to keep your Lake Worth home and family safe and comfortable.