I cannot believe how cold this fall has been so far.
We have received at least 3 inches of snow in a matter of two weeks being into fall.
The snowfall was a wake up call to our state since a lot of the snow plows were not prepared, especially with the snowfall occurring right in the beginning of Fall. Due to the temperature as being much colder than normal, my house has not been able to adjust to the cold temperatures as quick. My family is coming over for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. There’s a lot of things that I needed to prepare and get ready for their arrival. Of course right when I was about to prep some meals I went to go turn on my heater and my heater was not turning on. I do have a heat pump which is one of the main sources of staying warm in my home. I went outside to check out my heat pump. When I went to it I saw that the entire unit looked like it had snow on it. It was practically encased in ice and it did not seem normal. I decided to call my HVAC technician immediately. When the HVAC technician arrived he said it is normal for a heat pump to ice up. However he said that due to the amount of ice and the thickness of it, it was not normal. It turns out that the coils were blocked by the ice so there was no proper heat transfer between the refrigerant and the outside air. Luckily he was able to fix the problem within in an hour so I could use my heater again.