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 problems that disturb your home comfort is on Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc 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 have to call in a qualified technician. Overworked Heat Pump Heat pumps become overworked for several 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 remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those aren’t the reason for your heat pump trouble, Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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 cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida 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 could 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 older 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 Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc a call at 561-515-5527 right away. It’s important that you keep your West Palm Beach home and family safe and comfortable. You can also arrange a heat pump repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.