Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your heat pump cause complications that impact your home comfort is on Bain Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Bain Heating & Air Conditioning 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.

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 fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Bain Heating & Air Conditioning 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 think you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Bain Heating & Air Conditioning right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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 Bain Heating & Air Conditioning 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 could 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 goes to pull in too much current to start itself up.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Bain Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 256-270-1196 right away. We want to keep your Heflin home and family safe and comfortable.