It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that disturb your home comfort is on West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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 need 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 the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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 West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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 West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your heat pump is operating safely.
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 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 attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at (616) 319-1436 immediately. It’s important that you keep your Hudsonville home and family safe and comfortable.