Why is Your Heat Pump Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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It’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 Mighty Ducts’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you might need a heat pump repair. Mighty Ducts 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 professional.

Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for many different 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your heat pump trouble, Mighty Ducts 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Mighty Ducts right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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 force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Mighty Ducts expert 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 obstructed or malfunction and could 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 Mighty Ducts a call at 714-464-3376 right away. You want to keep your Orange County home and family safe and comfortable. You can also arrange a heat pump repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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