Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that impact your home comfort is on AZ Air Conditioning and Heating’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. AZ Air Conditioning and Heating can help you find out 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 have to call in a professional.
Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re generally 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 those aren’t the reason for your heat pump trouble, AZ Air Conditioning and Heating can help you out by doing 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 believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact AZ Air Conditioning and Heating 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your AZ Air Conditioning and Heating expert 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 could cause your circuit breaker to trip.
If your compressor is aging or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This happens when the compressor tries to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give AZ Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 800-296-5088 immediately. We want to keep your Los Angeles home and family safe and comfortable.