Why is Your Heat Pump Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that impact your home comfort is on Summit Air Conditioning Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Summit Air Conditioning Inc can help you identify 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. 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 several 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 fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Summit Air Conditioning Inc can help you out by performing 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 think you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Summit Air Conditioning Inc right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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 cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Summit Air Conditioning Inc professional 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 may 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. Compressor Malfunctions If your compressor is getting old or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This happens when the compressor tries to pull in too much current to start itself up. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Summit Air Conditioning Inc a call at 561-582-3390 right away. It’s important that you keep your West Palm Beach home and family safe and comfortable. You can also book a heat pump repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.