Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause problems that disturb 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 might need a heat pump repair. AZ Air Conditioning and Heating can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few things 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.
Overheated 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, AZ Air Conditioning and Heating 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 AZ Air Conditioning and Heating 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 trigger your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your AZ Air Conditioning and Heating 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 might trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become congested 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 happens when the compressor attempts 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 right now. It’s important that you keep your Los Angeles home and family safe and comfortable.