Choosing to protect your HVAC unit during the winter months is a wise move for any homeowner. Choice Heating and Air recommends you protect your exterior unit throughout the harsh winter weather. If your furnace is over 10 years old, consider having it inspected before the winter temperatures set in. Upgrading your unit with a new furnace installation in Wake Forest NC can save you lots of money. We proudly offer an extensive product lineup of Energy Star rated units and bi-annual service contracts to keep your new unit running great.
Why You Should Cover Your HVAC In The Winter
Your HVAC unit is one of the biggest investments you make in your home. Replacing a furnace or HVAC can cost upwards of $10,000. Covering your HVAC unit and protecting it all winter long can keep your system running smoothly and extend the life of your unit and the parts in the exterior unit. The hoses and connections are manufactured to withstand the elements - however there are certain conditions that can cause damage to your unit throughout the winter.
Moisture getting trapped in your unit can cause serious damage. The right type of cover will prevent snow and ice melt from getting trapped in the external coils or condenser coils. If the water collects on these coils and then freezes it can damage the coils over time. This thaw and freeze can also break down hoses and connections causing them to malfunction and wear faster than normal. Selecting the right cover for your HVAC unit is key to ensure that you get the maximum protection for your unit from roof runoff or melting snow and ice. Ask your Choice Heating and Air representative about getting the HVAC unit cover from the manufacturer or whether an aftermarket cover is available and recommended for your system. It is important to note that you should never wrap your HVAC unit in plastic.
A proper HVAC cover will still allow for airflow around the unit with the cover on. Mold and mildew can grow underneath a cover without proper ventilation. Mold and mildew on the inside of your unit on the evaporator coils is not harmful in the same way it is inside your home but it can still restrict air flow through the coils and reduce the efficiency of your HVAC unit. Reduce the likelihood of mold growth by uncovering your unit as soon as the weather begins to break by removing the cover from the outside HVAC unit and letting it dry throughly before using it for the first time. Call Choice Heating and Air for bi-annual service and leave your spring and fall HVAC unit service to us!
If you decide to cover your HVAC unit, it is important to check periodically to make sure that rodents and pests have not decided to make your covered unit their home. An infestation of your unit can lead to uninsulated Freon lines and electrical connections being chewed and stripped to make a nest. This can be expensive to repair, so taking the time to inspect the unit can save you on costly repairs.
Before the winter weather hits, give Choice Heating and Air a call and schedule an inspection of your HVAC unit and get recommendations for keeping your unit protected and in good working condition come spring. If your unit has not been serviced yet this fall, now is the time to have it inspected before the holidays!
Dependable Furnace Installation in Wake Forest NC
If you're wanting more comfort and need affordable furnace installation in Wake Forest NC, we invite you to call our office and schedule a time to meet with one of our highly trained technicians to discuss your options and to have your current HVAC system evaluated. We offer a wide range of heating and cooling solutions to fit your needs and your budget.
When saving time and money is important, call Choice HVAC for the best Wake Forest NC heat pump and furnace services.