It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause problems that impact your home comfort is on Bishop’s HVAC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Bishop’s HVAC can help you identify 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 have to 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 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, Bishop’s HVAC 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your heat pump, contact Bishop’s HVAC right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very unsafe, causing fires or other serious damages.

Wiring Issues
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 trigger your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Bishop’s HVAC professional can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your heat pump is operating safely.

Fan Damage
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 obstructed or malfunction and might 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 goes to pull in too much current to start itself up.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Bishop’s HVAC a call at 916-591-6889 right away. It’s important that you keep your Sacramento home and family safe and comfortable.