It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause problems that impact your home comfort is on Luikart Heating & Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Luikart Heating & Cooling can help you determine 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. Regardless what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you have to call in a qualified technician.
Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for several 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Luikart Heating & Cooling 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Luikart Heating & Cooling 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 force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Luikart Heating & Cooling 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 might trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become blocked or malfunction and might cause your circuit breaker to trip.
If your compressor is aging or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This takes place when the compressor tries to pull in too much current to start itself up.
If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Luikart Heating & Cooling a call at 740-200-5591 immediately. You want to keep your Newark home and family safe and comfortable.