North Carolina Heating & Air Conditioning is Greenville, NC’s premier HVAC company. For more than two decades, we have provided quality heating and cooling services throughout Pitt and Beaufort Counties. We offer reliable service in HVAC for Greenville, NC, Blounts Creek, NC, and Washington, NC services, products, and installations for homes and businesses in our community.
Winter weather in North Carolina can be unpredictable; one day it’s 70 and sunny, and the next it’s 30 and snowy. If NC does get substantial snow and ice this winter season, it could mean a few things for your HVAC system.
One of the major issues with snow and ice are power outages. The extra weight on trees can cause them to fall, sometimes landing on power lines and taking out the power for hours or even days. If this is the case, you might be worried about how to keep your home warm until the power comes back on. Here are some tips to help you out:
- If you live in an area that frequently experiences power outages, it could be a good idea to invest in a generator.
- Place blankets under doors to help insulate your home from the cold weather.
- Open blinds to let in natural light during the day to help heat your home.
- DON’T use your gas stove to try to heat your home; however, if you have a gas fireplace, you can use that to keep warm, but make sure that you never leave it unattended.
- Close all of the doors in your home to rooms that aren’t occupied.
- Avoid going in and out as much as you can to try to keep the warm air inside.
Another concern about winter weather is how it affects your HVAC system itself. When it comes to your outdoor unit, it is made to endure the elements, so don’t try to cover it, even if it’s snowing or icy; this can just lead to trapped moisture which will then freeze your AC’s condenser coils.
Before winter hits, you should also have your HVAC unit checked out to make sure that your home’s furnace is ready to go when it’s time to heat your home. Regular air filter changes can also help to ensure that your furnace and the rest of your home’s HVAC system are running smoothly.
This winter, let us help you keep your home warm. Give us a call at North Carolina Heating & Air Conditioning in Greenville, NC.