Why is Your Heat Pump Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause problems that affect your home comfort is on Payless Heating & Air Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Payless Heating & Air Inc can help you determine 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 must call in an expert. Overworked Heat Pump Heat pumps become overworked for many different reasons, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—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, Payless Heating & Air Inc can help you out by doing a heat pump repair. Short Circuits If you have a short circuit in your heat pump, it will trip the breaker promptly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Payless Heating & Air Inc right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very unsafe, causing fires or other serious damages. Wiring Problems 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 Payless Heating & Air Inc technician can find and tighten any loose connections and safely get your heat pump running properly. Fan Obstructions If the fan motor of your outdoor unit locks up, it may 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. Compressor Malfunctions If your compressor is getting old 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 Payless Heating & Air Inc a call at 661-775-2944 immediately. It’s important that you keep your Valencia home and family safe and comfortable. You can also arrange a heat pump repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.