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 Verona HVAC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Verona HVAC can help you determine 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 a professional.

Overheated Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for a number of 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 remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Verona HVAC 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Verona HVAC right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, causing fires or other serious damages.

Wiring Issues
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 cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Verona HVAC technician 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 may 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 older or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This happens when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Verona HVAC a call at 818-306-3387 right now. We want to keep your Santa Clarita home and family safe and comfortable.