It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that impact your home comfort is on Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. can help you determine 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 must 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 to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your heat pump trouble, Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. can help you out by performing a heat pump repair.

Short Circuiting
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 Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very unsafe, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your heat pump operating safely.

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 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 happens when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. a call at 863-216-2923 right away. We want to keep your Haines City home and family safe and comfortable.