Fall may be in the air, but winter is coming! We have talked about preparing your HVAC system for winter, but we have not discussed the negative impacts that snow and ice can have on your HVAC unit. Check below to learn how your HVAC system is affected by the colder temperatures.
- When snow falls and creates ice on your HVAC system, this can create your machine to freeze up and shut down completely. This is dangerous because it will stop the heat from coming into your home, which could cause your pipes to freeze and burst.
- Snow and ice can accumulate in your aluminum fan and coil fins, causing them to lose their shape. This can cause loud, obnoxious noises when your HVAC unit runs.
- As the snow falls and creates ice, this can cause your HVAC unit to work harder than usual. This will result in your unit overworking until it burns out or it will increase your monthly bills excessively.
We suggest creating a cover for your unit that ensures safe circulation, avoiding a fire hazard, but also keeps your unit safe from the snow and debris. If you are interested in learning more about keeping your HVAC unit safe from the snow or you need an AC repair in Greensboro, NC, contact us today at (336) 656-3888.