It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause complications that disturb your home comfort is on Solar Air Inc. ’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you might need a heat pump repair. Solar Air Inc. 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. It doesn’t 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 many different reasons, but they’re generally 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 those aren’t the reason for your heat pump trouble, Solar Air Inc. 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 suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Solar Air Inc. 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 force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Solar Air Inc. 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 congested or malfunction and could cause your circuit breaker to trip.
If your compressor is getting old or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This takes place when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Solar Air Inc. a call at 954-320-7398 right away. You want to keep your Fort Lauderdale home and family safe and comfortable.