A circuit breaker trips when an appliance, such as a heat pump, draws too much current and overloads the circuit. Below, we will discuss why your heat pump trips the circuit breaker in your Buford, GA home.

You Have a Clogged Air Filter

If an air filter remains unchanged for a long time, it becomes clogged and prevents air from entering the heat pump. Your heat pump cannot meet your temperature needs if it does not get sufficient air to heat.

For this reason, the system runs for an extended period to draw more air and trips the breaker when it has to work harder than usual. Change your air filter often to ease the burden on your heat pump.

You Have an Undersized Heat Pump

If your home’s heating load exceeds your heat pump’s capacity, the system will struggle to satisfy your temperature needs. The system might run continuously, trying to heat your home. The only way to fix this problem is to replace your undersized heat pump with a larger one that can keep you comfortable without stressing the unit.

Your Refrigerant Leaks

Your heat pump uses a refrigerant to move heat from the outdoor unit to the indoor unit during winter. If any leaks allow this vital fluid to escape, your heat pump will run constantly, trying to transfer enough heat.

The Outdoor Unit Is Dirty

When dirt, dust, and debris accumulate on the outdoor coil, they hinder the pump’s ability to draw heat from the environment. Consequently, your system works harder than usual to absorb heat from the surroundings. Schedule regular maintenance services to have the coils cleaned often.

Instead of resetting your circuit breaker when it trips, request a professional to find and repair whatever is causing it to trip. Contact Pruitt Heating & Air, Inc. for exceptional heat pump services whenever you need someone to inspect your system.

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