One of the appliances in your house that can trip the circuit breaker is your heat pump. Consider scheduling an HVAC inspection instead of continuing to reset the circuit breaker. We will cover issues that cause a heat pump to trip a circuit breaker in Stuart, FL.
A compressor changes the refrigerant’s temperature and pressure, enabling it to move heat from one area to another. A malfunctioning compressor draws excessive power, prompting the circuit breaker to trip. Also, the component may have a faulty capacitor that struggles to turn on your compressor.
Electrical windings in the compressor may also come into contact with the metal cover, resulting in electric shorts. As a result, the circuit breaker cuts the electric current supply to prevent a fire disaster. A service technician can inspect the compressor to identify the underlying problem and recommend a repair or replacement.
A heat pump contains multiple wires that help to relay electric currents. These wires may wear out and their coating deteriorates. This may cause electric shorts to occur, thus tripping the circuit breaker.
Dirty Outdoor Unit
The outdoor unit absorbs heat from outside and brings it indoors when it’s too cold. It transports excess heat to the environment when it’s too warm in the house.
Grass clippings, leaves, dust and debris can clog your heat pump’s outdoor component. You may also have vegetation around the outdoor unit. This reduces airflow and the unit struggles to absorb or release heat.
Consequently, your heat pump runs for a more extended period and draws more electricity to release or absorb as much heat as possible. Consider uprooting any vegetation around your outdoor heat pump component. Also, check if grass clippings are coating it after you mow your lawn.
Contact Krauss & Crane Air Conditioning whenever you need quality heat pump services. Our NATE-certified service technicians will tailor a solution that suits your preferences and suggest better ways to achieve maximum comfort.
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