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 Haselhoff Air Solutions’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, you might need a heat pump repair. Haselhoff Air Solutions 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 need to call in a professional.

Overheated 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 responsible—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, Haselhoff Air Solutions can help you out by doing a heat pump repair.

Short Circuits
If you have a short circuit in your heat pump, it will trip the breaker immediately when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, reach out to Haselhoff Air Solutions right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, causing fires or other serious damages.

Wiring Damage
Faulty installation or loose connections can cause your heat pump to short circuit and trip your circuit breaker. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Haselhoff Air Solutions technician 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 obstructed 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 happens when the compressor attempts to pull in too much current to start itself up.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Haselhoff Air Solutions a call at 515-450-8739 right away. It’s important that you keep your Ames home and family safe and comfortable.