The heat pump in your Lilburn, GA home keeps tripping your circuit breaker. That means the heat pump is using too much power from its circuit. Here are some reasons why your heat pump might trip the circuit breaker.
The Condenser Coil Is Dirty
A heat pump doesn’t work efficiently when it has dirty components. The condenser coil releases or gathers heat to keep the home warm or cool. If the coil is dirty, the heat pump works harder and needs more energy.
The extra load on the heat pump can trip the circuit breaker. Contact an HVAC technician to perform maintenance on the heat pump.
The Heat Pump Has Bad Wiring
The heat pump could have an issue with loose wiring. This sometimes occurs because of the weather’s effect on the wiring.
Bad wiring is a fire hazard. It can also affect other parts of your HVAC system. An HVAC technician should check your heat pump right away. You may also want to consult with an electrician.
The Outdoor Fan Is Malfunctioning
Air must move freely over the refrigerant coils. If there’s an obstruction or other mishap, the fan motor will struggle. The motor then pulls more electricity, which can trip the breaker.
The fan will also struggle if its motor is dirty. A dirty motor causes the fan to work harder, which can cause the breaker to trip. An HVAC technician can check the fan and motor for dirt or damage.
The Heat Pump Has a Dirty Air Filter
A dirty air filter blocks airflow. This causes the heat pump to work longer and harder to circulate air. The need for extra power causes the air pump to trip the circuit breaker.
Contact Pruitt Heating & Air, Inc. for heat pump service. We also provide a range of HVAC services, including maintenance and installation.