HVAC Death Rattles
The Good News: It was caused by ice accumulation from the sleet and freezing rain mix that started yesterday afternoon and has not stopped. There was a half inch thick layer of ice on top of the unit and some big pieces under the grill and rattling around on the fan blades.
I was able to beat the ice off of the unit with the ice scraper I use on my car. I had some Deadliest Catch deja vu.
The Meh News: I broke my favorite ice scraper. It was lime green.
The Bad News: The temps aren’t going to skyrocket today and the rain is still falling. I will undoubtedly have to beat ice from it again. I am leery about leaving the house, but today is my last day at my current job so I have to. I am going to hope for the best and that it will get warm enough to keep enough ice from forming that it causes a problem while I am out. Either way, the HVAC guy will have to call me back today and he was supposed to days ago.
If I had a patio umbrella it would come in really handy today.