heat pump Ice or frost? how much too much?
This is a newer carrier unit. The fins on around the heat pump (outside unit) are white. a layer of frost or ice? covers all of them. There is some on the inside like on the lower part of the ??? small round unit with copper tubeing connected to it. It was makeing an odd noise kind of a humming/buzzing sound.
I know heat pumps frost over and then defrost. The defrosting mode may have been the sound I heard. The layer of frost was maybe 1/4 inch or less. I just dont remember how much is normal and how long it should be there. It is cold outside not sure what the temp is though.
I am a bit nervous about this system (long story) and partly because of the expese and stress of getting them repaired. Even highly recommended dealers seem to have lazy uncaring techs. I tentavly plan to install my next system and am hoping to do much or alll of the repair on this one. Cost and integrity of repair techs have me doing all of my auto and house repairs.
Thanks for helping
Last edited by papason; 01-13-2008 at 12:33 PM.
Reason: need to had info that might be needed.