A snowstorm is nothing to take lightly. A heavy snowstorm could cover your home with snow as well as flood the streets with snow, locking you and your family in for a few days, if not longer. If you are aware of an upcoming snowstorm, here are some tips to get your HVAC unit ready for it.
Make Sure Your Home Is Insulated
One of the first things you need to do to prepare for the snowstorm is to make sure that your house is properly insulated. If your home is not properly insulated during a snowstorm, the cold temperature of the snow could potentially seep into your house and affect the indoor temperature. If you have your HVAC unit’s heating function turned on, then the cold temperature from outside will cause your system to work extra hard to keep everyone warm.
The extra work that the system will put in will not only raise your electric bill, but it could also burn out the unit and lead to a system failure. This is why it is a wise move to check your property’s insulation before the storm reaches your area.
Keep Replacement Air Filters on Standby
Snowstorms are often accompanied by freezing cold weather that can last for multiple days. During this time, your HVAC system will likely be running nonstop to keep everybody warm, and using your system more means that your air filters will get dirty at a faster rate. This is why you need to keep multiple air filters handy in case yours gets clogged while in the middle of a snowstorm.
Purchase a Generator
If the snowstorm is severe enough, it could end up knocking out the electricity for your entire neighborhood. If this happens, you will need to have a backup generator that you can use to give power to your HVAC system once again.
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