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 difficulties that affect your home comfort is on Cooler Tymes LLC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Cooler Tymes LLC can help you find out 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. 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 generally preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your heat pump trouble, Cooler Tymes LLC 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, call Cooler Tymes LLC 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 trigger your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Cooler Tymes LLC expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your heat pump is operating safely. 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 obstructed or malfunction and may cause your circuit breaker to trip. Compressor Malfunctions If your compressor is aging or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This takes place when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Cooler Tymes LLC a call at 623-206-6770 immediately. It’s important that you keep your Litchfield Park home and family safe and comfortable. You can also arrange a heat pump repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.