Posted by Iva Radman – emailRICHMOND, VA (WWBT)--A warning for homeowners: don't forget to clear the area around your heat pump.Letting snow and ice build up around the unit can ruin the fan blades and coils. It can also reduce your heat pump's capacity.(c) 2010. WWBT, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.