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How to Protect Your HVAC in the Winter

Published by Jennifer Fletcher

Winter is here, and as you cozy up indoors, your HVAC system gears up for another season of hard work. The winter snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can leave you chilled despite your HVAC’s best efforts. Fear not; here are some common winter HVAC challenges you might face with solutions to protect you and your loved ones.

Common HVAC Winter Problems

Winter can create some of the worst challenges for your heating and cooling systems. From uneven heating to frozen pipes, know when and how to identify these problems before they worsen. After you identify these issues, call a professional HVAC company to fix them ASAP.

Uneven Heating Woes

Have you ever noticed one room feels like a tropical paradise while another seems stuck in an icy tundra? Uneven heating is a classic winter woe. No one wants to feel cool air from their furnace or heat pump. Combat this by checking for blocked vents, adjusting dampers, and ensuring proper insulation.

Furnace Fumbles

If your furnace decides to take an unexpected winter pause, don’t fret. Check your thermostat settings. You may have accidentally set it to a lower temperature, defrost mode, or timed heating.

Also, replace dirty air filters that might be stifling airflow. If the issue persists, it might be time for a professional check-up.

Frozen Pipe Nightmares

Nothing spells disaster like frozen pipes and coils. Both can trap moisture, causing the heating and air conditioning system to freeze once temperatures drop. To keep your HVAC from freezing in the winter months, insulate exposed pipes and keep the thermostat steady, even when you’re away. Let faucets drip to prevent ice buildup for an extra layer of protection.

If your HVAC unit freezes, don’t worry. Pour hot water over the frozen HVAC unit to melt the ice faster. Then, call a professional HVAC technician to repair and possibly replace the unit.

A young woman, dressed in winter clothes, freezing on the couch wrapped in a blanket with a broken heating system

Protect Your Home with Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is the key to preventing damage to your indoor and outdoor units. Regularly inspect and clean your HVAC system, paying extra attention to the furnace, vents, and ducts. Seal any gaps and cracks in your home’s insulation to keep the warm air in and cold air out. You’ll thank yourself later for the time and money you save in the long run.

Schedule Winter HVAC Maintenance with Modern Air Solutions!

Understanding how to protect HVAC in the winter is the key to a cozy and stress-free season. Remember, a little preventive maintenance goes a long way. Contact Modern Air Solutions for cost-saving, energy-efficient heating services. If your furnace is on its last legs, we’re happy to work with you to find and install one that fits your needs and budget.

Call us at 630-675-4194 to schedule an appointment. We’re available 24/7, day or night, no matter what.

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