It’s that time of year again when you need to look at safety and prevention for your HVAC system. This unit brings warm air flowing throughout your home in winter. However, if it’s not well maintained, snow fall and debris from trees can wreak havoc on your unit. Keep reading for two hassle-free tips to help keep your outdoor HVAC unit safe.
While it is perfectly safe to keep your HVAC unit outside of your home, you do need to protect it from weather conditions. You may have heavy winds this winter that cause leaves and tree limbs to find their way onto your heating and air conditioning unit. While snow isn’t typical in South Carolina, it does happen and can hamper your HVAC system. Protect your unit with these helpful tips:
• Clean the area surrounding your unit to remove rotting leaves and grass clippings. These are ideal places for rodents and other vermin to nest up during cold weather.
• Cover the top of your unit with a piece of plywood to prevent objects from entering the system.
These tips are easy to do as a homeowner and they won’t cost you a lot of money. On the other hand, if you forget to protect your HVAC unit it can set you back thousands.
If you are interested in additional ways to protect your HVAC system this winter, our team at Jerry’s Air Conditioning and Heating is here to answer your questions. Get in touch with us today for more information on HVAC safety and prevention for the winter season.