Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause problems that impact your home comfort is on Done Right Air’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you might need a heat pump repair. Done Right Air 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. It doesn’t matter what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you have to call in an expert.

Overheated Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for several 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 that’s not the cause of your heat pump trouble, Done Right Air 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Done Right Air right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very unsafe, causing fires or other serious damages.

Wiring Malfunctions
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 Done Right Air expert can find and tighten any loose connections and safely get your heat pump running properly.

Fan Damage
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 may 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 happens when the compressor tries to pull in too much current to start itself up.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Done Right Air a call at 414-207-4034 right away. It’s important that you keep your Milwaukee home and family safe and comfortable.