Why is Your Heat Pump Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Abilene Air-Tech Inc can help you identify 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. It doesn’t matter what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician.

Overworked Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If those aren’t the reason for your heat pump trouble, Abilene Air-Tech Inc can help you out by performing a heat pump repair.

Short Circuits
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, reach out to Abilene Air-Tech Inc 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Abilene Air-Tech Inc 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 may trip your circuit breaker. Sometimes this fan, which circulates air over refrigerant coils, will become obstructed or malfunction and may 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 takes place when the compressor tries to pull in too much current to start itself up.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-200-4667 right now. We want to keep your Abilene home and family safe and comfortable. You can also arrange a heat pump repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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