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 complications that impact your home comfort is on Comfort Zone Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Comfort Zone Inc can help you find out 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 need to call in a qualified technician. Overworked Heat Pump Heat pumps become overworked for many different 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Comfort Zone 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Comfort Zone 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Comfort Zone 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 might trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become blocked 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 occurs when the compressor tries to pull in too much current to start itself up. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Comfort Zone Inc a call at 239-574-2327 right away. You want to keep your Cape Coral home and family safe and comfortable. You can also schedule a heat pump repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.