Is My Condenser Defrost Running On A Timer? - Ask The Expert Episode 307

Today's question is from E.K..

"Hey Dan. Aren't all heat pumps defrost run by timer? My MRCOOL Universal will run defrost at intervals even if the coils aren't covered in frost. I'm in New Jersey for reference."

Yes, but sometimes there may be frost accumulation that you can't see on the inside. Defrost mode kicks on because it needs to kick on.

You don't want it to get completely covered in ice before the defrost turns on, because then your AC unit won't be working at max efficiency.

5 comments (view/add)
  • Nick
    Posted on 6/10/2022

    Dan, would you grace us with a guest appearance on Appliance Educator Podcast?

  • Dan Danowski
    Dan Danowski from Ingrams
    Posted on 6/15/2022

    Yeah, sure!

  • E.K
    Posted on 5/24/2022

    I'm legally changing my name to Edward Knightdale now! Thanks for answering my question!

  • Harvey Griffin
    Harvey Griffin
    Posted on 5/17/2022

    I have asked 3 questions and it has been so long ago don't remember what it was so I quite asking.

  • Rebekah Muller
    Rebekah Muller from Ingrams
    Posted on 5/18/2022

    What is your question? I looked your comments up through your email and I apologize, but I am not seeing any unanswered questions.

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