Winter Weather Impacts Your HVAC

You know how winter weather can be unpredictable. During the winter months, you can count on low temperatures, ice, and snowfall. Here are examples of how winter can impact your HVAC system.

Can winter weather harm outdoor units?

Keep an eye on the snow that gathers around your AC unit during the winter. Cleaning AC from snow will ensure proper airflow and prevent any rusting or corrosion that may occur.

Can winter weather affect your furnace?

Make sure that the furnace exhaust vent is clear of snow as well. If the exhaust becomes blocked, it will prevent your system from working correctly and cause issues with your furnace, including a breakdown.

What can you do to help the system during the winter?

Don’t cover the outdoor unit of your air conditioner. Covering it can cause moisture to become trapped within the system and freeze the air conditioner’s condenser coils which can cause damage. The most effective way to provide airflow is to eliminate moisture.

Make sure you clean the furnace filter when the temperature drops. A furnace that operates more intensively will require a more consistent filter change to ensure adequate airflow. Often, a clogged filter results in a system breakdown.

It is time to help

When you notice something wrong with your heating system, like an unusual sound, smell, or issue with keeping the right temperature, it is time to schedule some professional repairs. HVAC technicians will help diagnose and repair the problem and make your holiday more pleasant. And, should you need an HVAC cleaning, we are only a phone call away.

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