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 complications that affect your home comfort is on Eco Fresh HVAC Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. can help you find out 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. No matter what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you must call in an expert. Overworked Heat Pump Heat pumps become overworked for a number of 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 fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Eco Fresh HVAC 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 suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Eco Fresh HVAC 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. professional 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 congested 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 takes place when the compressor goes to pull in too much current to start itself up. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. a call at 714-855-1717 right now. We want to keep your Anaheim home and family safe and comfortable. You can also book a heat pump repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.