It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause difficulties that affect your home comfort is on Booneville Heating & Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a heat pump repair. Booneville Heating & Cooling can help you determine 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. Regardless 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 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 remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the issue with your heat pump trouble, Booneville Heating & Cooling 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Booneville Heating & Cooling right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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 force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Booneville Heating & Cooling expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your heat pump is 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 congested or malfunction and may cause your circuit breaker to trip.

Compressor Malfunctions
If your compressor is aging 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling a call at 662-269-8716 right away. You want to keep your Booneville home and family safe and comfortable.