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 complications that impact your home comfort is on Kilbourne Heating & AC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Kilbourne Heating & AC 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. No 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 several reasons, but they’re generally preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—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, Kilbourne Heating & AC 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Kilbourne Heating & AC 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 trigger your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Kilbourne Heating & AC 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 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 tries to pull in too much current to start itself up.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Kilbourne Heating & AC a call at 561-287-7071 right now. It’s important that you keep your Delray Beach home and family safe and comfortable. 

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