HVAC Repairs

Why is Your Heat Pump Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause problems that affect your home comfort is on Temp Control of Vero Beach’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Temp Control of Vero Beach can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we commonly see: overworked heat pumps, short circuits, wiring problems, fan obstructions and compressor malfunctions. Regardless what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you have to call in a professional.

Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If those aren’t the reason for your heat pump trouble, Temp Control of Vero Beach 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Temp Control of Vero Beach 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Temp Control of Vero Beach 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 might cause your circuit breaker to trip.

Compressor Malfunctions
If your compressor is aging or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This happens when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Temp Control of Vero Beach a call at 772-232-7649 right away. It’s important that you keep your Vero Beach home and family safe and comfortable. 

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