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I have a Lennox HP X14 Heat Pump Unit and Air Handler

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I have a Lennox HP X14 Heat Pump Unit and Air Handler purchased Dec. of 2009. My grandson was just here shoveling my deck and told me the soft snow we

Contractor's Assistant: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?

The filter is find I put a new one in in early December, I have heat the unit is working. My grandson is just concerned that the amount of snow we have had today will pack up in the unit and cause a problem. Is there a heat unit inside the outside unit that comes on when there is a snow load?

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Not me I am 80 years old.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Just let me know if the outside unit can handle the snow.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: HVAC
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HVAC Technician: Jarrett Baker, Building Inspector replied 8 months ago
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Hello, You do not normally need to do anything to outdoor unit. There is no heating element inside. They are designed for outdoors, however, I understand the snow storm right now, and you are correct, do not allow snow to build up inside the unit, or it will not operate correctly, as it is a heat pump, and moves air through a coil system of refridgerant. Use some hot water to melt the snow out of the out door unit. This should answer your question, please don't forget to rate me.

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