Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric has been specializing in residential and commercial HVAC and electrical services for more than 45 years. We are a local, family-owned business dedicated to providing exceptional service, the highest quality parts and equipment, and superior results.
At Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric, we know that HVAC and electrical emergencies can happen when you least expect it, including outside of standard business hours. That’s why we offer our customers round-the-clock emergency service to repair any major HVAC or electrical issue.
Heat pump systems are popular among Allentown, PA homeowners because they’re strong and reliable. They also offer energy-efficiency ratings that far exceed that of many other systems, especially if they’re routinely serviced and covered under a maintenance agreement. But, great as they may be, heat pumps are still subject to many of the same pitfalls and problems of other popular HVAC systems—including the formation of ice and frost.
Many things can cause frost or ice to form on a heat pump system. While you can address some of these on your own, others will require you to schedule a heat pump service with a professional. Here are some reasons why your heat pump is covered in ice or frost:
It’s important to keep in mind that these common causes of frost or ice on your heat pump occur only during air conditioning season because when the outdoor temperatures are below 40, the defrost control system should clear any frost that develops on the outdoor coil. Ice develops when the outdoor fan fails or the defrost control system malfunctions. However, you can put the thermostat in emergency heat mode to prevent further damage while waiting for a heat pump professional to arrive at your home.
This means you need to schedule a heat pump service with a professional HVAC company like Jack Lehr!
Heat pumps are equipped with a defrost routine that circulates heated refrigerant throughout the system. For most issues, the unit will take care of itself. However, if it fails to remove the ice, or if the ice is encasing the heat pump system, you’re going to have to take action.
In this situation, you can simply remove the ice with a stiff broom or some light tools (being very careful to not contact any metal). However, even once you’ve done this, you’re going to need to schedule a heat pump repair service.
When it comes to the weather in Allentown and the Greater Lehigh Valley area, our team knows that the summers get hot and the winters get frigid. You need your heat pump to be in top shape at all times, since any interruption can greatly impact home comfort. That’s why our team offers full heat pump repair and Trane heat pump replacement services to our customers.
Many common heat pump problems can be avoided altogether by ensuring your system gets the professional care and maintenance checks it needs. You can do this by joining a Preferred Client Plan by signing up for a service agreement—in addition to some unique perks!
Need to schedule a heat pump service in the Allentown, PA area? Give us a call today at 888-454-7365 to learn more about why your heat pump is covered in ice or frost!