Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause problems that disturb your home comfort is on Desert Husky HVAC/R Services’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you might need a heat pump repair. Desert Husky HVAC/R Services can help you identify 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 need to call in a qualified technician.

Overheated 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Desert Husky HVAC/R Services can help you out by doing a heat pump repair.

Short Circuiting
If you have a short circuit in your heat pump, it will trip the breaker immediately when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, call Desert Husky HVAC/R Services right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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 trigger your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Desert Husky HVAC/R Services technician 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 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 tries to pull in too much current to start itself up.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Desert Husky HVAC/R Services a call at 520-416-5415 immediately. It’s important that you keep your Tucson and Phoenix home and family safe and comfortable.