It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause problems that impact your home comfort is on Moyer Total Indoor Comfort’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Moyer Total Indoor Comfort can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons 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 an expert.
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 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, Moyer Total Indoor Comfort 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, call Moyer Total Indoor Comfort 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Moyer Total Indoor Comfort 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 could trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become congested 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 attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Moyer Total Indoor Comfort a call at 484-646-3363 right now. We want to keep your Kutztown and Breinigsville home and family safe and comfortable.