Frozen Heat Pumps
It’s been raining all night and the temperature is dropping, the forecast for this weekend says most of us are going to get a lot of ice, so some of you might end up with frozen heat pumps.
How Much Frost or Ice Is Normal?
If there is a thin layer of frost and It’s not covering the entire unit, your unit is probably fine, it’s probably due to the cold weather and how cold the coils are getting trying to heat up your house. However, if you go outside and see your unit frozen in a cube of ice like a cartoon, you may have a serious problem. Or if your system has thick ice covering most of the outdoor unit, you should probably call an HVAC technician. Here are a few examples of frozen heat pumps: If your unit looks like this, it’s okay as long as it is still keeping your house warm.