There’s no getting around it: Winter weather can be a real downer. Shoveling the driveway, supermarket running out of milk, building a snowman … ok, so it’s not all bad. But, one thing you may not consider is how winter weather can affect your HVAC system. Here in the Kingsport area we usually do not have extreme winter weather but it can snow and be cold for a number of days each year.
It’s a good idea, then, to keep an eye on your outdoor components in the winter. You don’t want to suddenly have a problem with your AC as the temperatures rise in a few months. If you’ve got an outdoor heat pump, it makes sense that snow and ice could damage it. And, even worse than that would be suddenly going without heat in the dead of winter.
Or, the problem could also be a subtle one. The elements may not damage your HVAC system to the point where you know you need a repair. Sometimes, the heat pump unit just doesn’t work as efficiently as it should. When that happens, you’re paying more on your monthly energy bills. The system is using more power but giving the same, or weaker, results. So be sure to keep it clear of snow by shoveling or brushing off all the snow from the top and sides of your unit so it can work correctly. This is the best advice we offer all our customers.
Call Kingsport HVAC Pros to help you solve your winter weather problems. Contact us today at 423-205-6846 for a representative to visit you.