It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that affect your home comfort is on Pepper AC & Heat’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you might need a heat pump repair. Pepper AC & Heat 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. Regardless what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you have to call in an expert.

Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for many different reasons, but they’re generally preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—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, Pepper AC & Heat can help you out by executing a heat pump repair.

Short Circuits
If you have a short circuit in your heat pump, it will trip the breaker promptly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Pepper AC & Heat right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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 Pepper AC & Heat professional can find and tighten any loose connections and safely get your heat pump running properly.

Fan Obstructions
If the fan motor of your outdoor unit locks up, it might trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become congested or malfunction and might cause your circuit breaker to trip.

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

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Pepper AC & Heat a call at 940-202-1184 right now. We want to keep your Justin home and family safe and comfortable.