Stop Running to the Electric Panel When Your Heat Pump Blows a Fuse

Do you find yourself constantly running back and forth to your circuit breaker because your heat pump keeps blowing a fuse or tripping a breaker? Stop wearing out your legs and call for help! A blown fuse or a tripped breaker might be signaling a more serious problem with your heat pump, furnace or air conditioner. The best solution is to call Mills Heating & Air and schedule an HVAC repair with our NATE-certified technicians. We will inspect your system, diagnose the problem and repair your equipment so it performs efficiently!

Reasons for Blown Fuses

A heat pump, furnace or air conditioner will blow a fuse for several reasons. When an HVAC is overloaded, it works harder to maintain ideal temperatures in your home. Evidence of an overloaded system occurs when the system shuts off after running only a short time. Common causes for your heat pump, air conditioner or furnace trip the circuit breaker include:

  • Dirty air filter:
    A dirty air filter is the most common reason for an overloaded system and the easiest problem to fix. Check your air filter once a month or more if you have pets or live in an area with a high pollen count. A dirty air filter compromises the airflow throughout your system and forces your HVAC system to work longer to circulate air around your home. The blower will overheat and trip the breaker, so scheduling an HVAC repair early will prevent damage to other components in your unit when the system overheats.
  • Dirty outdoor unit:
    An outdoor unit can become dirty from debris, pests and outdoor weather. Extended use of the outdoor unit, a heat pump especially, becomes dirty over time. Cleaning your outdoor unit will prevent the equipment from getting filthy and forcing the unit to work longer and harder than necessary. Preventative maintenance on your unit will keep your outdoor unit clean throughout the year and eliminate problems with your circuit breaker.
  • Obstructed ductwork:
    It’s imperative your ductwork is free of obstructions so your system can circulate air throughout every room in your home. If your ducts are crushed or bent, the airflow becomes restricted, and your HVAC system cannot provide ideal temperatures for you and your family. The air becomes blocked and forces your equipment to operate more to push past the obstruction. Schedule an HVAC repair to clean your ductwork and replace any damaged ducts in your system.
  • Fan motor malfunction:
    For heat pumps, the fan in your outdoor unit circulates air over the refrigerant coils to absorb the heat from outside. If the fan locks up due to an obstruction or a malfunction, it will pull extra electricity, causing your breaker to trip. Call Mills Heating & Air if you suspect your fan motor might be the problem and our NATE-certified technicians will resolve the issue during an HVAC repair. Waiting too long to schedule a repair can cause vital components to melt, causing a potential fire hazard.
  • Loose wiring or electrical connections:
    All HVAC systems have wiring and electrical connections essential to the performance and operation of the unit. Weather conditions, such as excessive heat, lightning strikes, rain and wind affect your wiring on a daily basis. The connections expand and contract, causing them to work themselves loose over time. Loose connections result in blown fuses and trip the breaker every time. A licensed professional will inspect and tighten all your electrical connections during an HVAC repair so you won’t experience constant problems with your circuit breaker.

Save yourself time and money by scheduling an HVAC repair on your equipment to diagnose issues causing your circuit breaker to trip! Call Mills Heating & Air today to speak with our qualified and knowledgeable heating and cooling professionals. With our help, we will keep your system running efficiently and extend its lifespan. Remember, for lower bills call Mills.

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