With snow possible accumulating in your town, you see people shoveling out their cars and sidewalks, but here's an efficiency tip for you - don’t neglect your heat pump.
Be sure to clear an area around your heat pump so that it can ‘breathe’.
Just like we told you back in the fall to clear the leaves from out and around your unit, don't forget to shovel a path around it during wintry weather.
As temps rise during the day, snow begins to melt but will refreeze at night to ice. This ice can build up inside and prohibit the fan from running. Heat pumps will go through an automatic defrost cycle but be sure to inspect them for ice buildup.
There are also heat pump deflectors, but once again, don’t place too close to the heat pump as to restrict the air flow it needs.