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How to Protect Your Winter HVAC from Freezing

Published by Jennifer Fletcher

As winter sets in, frozen HVAC is the last thing you need. Frost buildup can hinder your system’s efficiency, leaving you cold, unsafe, and paying exuberant energy bills as it works harder to maintain climate control. Read these tips to protect your winter HVAC during the cold season.

How to Defrost HVAC Units in Winter

Here are various solutions for keeping your HVAC safe in the chilly months:

  • Turn Off the HVAC System: Remember, safety comes first! Switch off your heating and cooling units before inspecting them.
  • Inspect the Air Filters: Clogged filters can exacerbate frost buildup. Check and replace dirty air filters regularly for optimum performance.
  • Clear Surrounding Debris: Remove any snow, ice, or debris surrounding your outdoor air conditioner. A clear space allows proper airflow, minimizing frost formation.
  • Check for Obstructions: Ensure no obstructions hinder airflow in the air ducts. Not only is proper ventilation key to preventing frost accumulation, but it also ensures clean air throughout the house.
  • Use a Gentle Heat Source: Use heated air from a gentle heat source, like a hairdryer or a heat gun on low settings, to melt frost. Maintain a safe distance to avoid damaging yourself or your HVAC system.
  • Install a Winter HVAC Cover: Invest in a winter HVAC cover to shield your outdoor unit from harsh weather conditions. For example, these blanket condenser coils from winter weather, keeping your AC in proper shape for the upcoming warmer months.
  • Schedule Professional Maintenance: Regular professional maintenance is essential for keeping your HVAC unit in prime shape. A technician can identify and address potential issues before they escalate.

Remember, a well-maintained HVAC unit means a happy and comfortable home. Using these tips, you can ensure your system stays frost-free and warm throughout winter. Don’t let winter weather control your comfort – take charge and defrost your unit like a pro!

Snow covering an outdoor air conditioner.

Call Modern Air Solutions for Professional Winter Maintenance!

For more winter HVAC service, call Modern Air Solutions at 630-675-4194! We’re open 24/7 if you need help! Enroll in our winter maintenance agreements for prioritized scheduling, cost-saving solutions, and energy-efficient upgrades, all at an affordable price. Our HVAC technicians have the experience, onsite training, and tools to identify and address issues, from faulty heating systems blowing cold air to carbon monoxide detection and indoor air quality.

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