It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause problems that affect your home comfort is on Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some factors 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 professional.

Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for several reasons, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—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, Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation can help you out by executing 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 think you have a short circuit in your heat pump, call Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation professional 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 blocked or malfunction and might cause your circuit breaker to trip.

Compressor Malfunctions
If your compressor is older or starts to malfunction, it could trip your circuit breaker. This occurs when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation a call at 631-460-5159 right away. We want to keep your Holbrook home and family safe and comfortable.