It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your heat pump cause complications that disturb your home comfort is on Ohler & Holzhauer Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your heat pump is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a heat pump repair. Ohler & Holzhauer Inc. can help you identify 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. It doesn’t matter what is going on with your heat pump, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you have to call in a qualified technician.

Overheated Heat Pump
Heat pumps become overworked for many different reasons, but they’re generally preventable. Dirty air filters or outside units and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If those aren’t the reason for your heat pump trouble, Ohler & Holzhauer Inc. 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 think you have a short circuit in your heat pump, call Ohler & Holzhauer Inc. right away for a heat pump repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your heat pump to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Ohler & Holzhauer Inc. expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your heat pump operating safely.

Fan Damage
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 blocked or malfunction and may cause your circuit breaker to trip.

Compressor Malfunctions
If your compressor is older 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 Ohler & Holzhauer Inc. a call at 419-465-8722 immediately. You want to keep your Port Clinton home and family safe and comfortable.