Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause complications that impact your home comfort is on Three Rivers Heating & Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Three Rivers Heating & Cooling 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 must call in a qualified technician.
Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for several reasons, but they’re usually 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’s not the cause of your heat pump trouble, Three Rivers 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, reach out to Three Rivers Heating & Cooling right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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 cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Three Rivers Heating & Cooling technician 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 obstructed or malfunction and could 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 Three Rivers Heating & Cooling a call at 503-213-4433 immediately. We want to keep your Portland home and family safe and comfortable.