Don’t Let Old Man Winter Damage Your Outdoor Units

Winter is coming, so it’s time to make sure all of your outdoor heating and cooling units in Woodbury are clear and clean during the cold months. Doing this will help ensure your unit will last longer and need fewer repairs in the years to come.

First off, make sure there isn’t any debris in or around the unit. Clear out any leaves, rocks, snow or ice and keep any condenser coils clean. If possible, elevate the unit a few inches (or more) off the ground. This will help with drainage in case there is a heavy snowfall or a lot of rain. A concern that some people don’t think of is where your gutters are placed in relation to the unit. If the gutters are leaking or improperly installed and located near the unit, the run-off can get into the unit and cause damage.

After any extreme weather, like a snow or ice storm, go outside and be sure that all snow and ice is cleared off of the unit. Also be sure that it is clear around it too. It is natural for a heating unit to ice up during the winter, and a lot of the time it will go into a defrost cycle and de-ice itself. However, it’s always a good idea to double-check it by going outside and taking a look. Taking a few minutes to do this could save you a lot of time, money and hassle in the long run!

But if the damage is already done and you need repair work done (or a new unit), look no further than Aabbott Ferraro. Visit our website to get a free estimate or to schedule an appointment. We even offer a help line in case you are without heat and it’s cold outside. One of our servicemen will return your call as quickly as possible.

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