Why is Your Heat Pump Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause complications that impact your home comfort is on Custom Air Systems Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Custom Air Systems Inc 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. No matter what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician. Overworked Heat Pump Heat pumps become overworked for many different 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Custom Air Systems Inc can help you out by executing a heat pump repair. Short Circuits If you have a short circuit in your heat pump, it will trip the breaker instantly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Custom Air Systems 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Custom Air Systems Inc expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your heat pump operating safely. Fan Obstructions 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 may cause your circuit breaker to trip. Compressor Malfunctions If your compressor is older or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This occurs when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-335-3232 immediately. It’s important that you keep your Port Saint Lucie home and family safe and comfortable. You can also schedule a heat pump repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.