Here are a few things you can do to take care of your HVAC systems;
- Heat pumps and outdoor units should be placed where there is a minimal chance of the unit getting covered by
snow or snowdrifts.
- In areas that do get a lot of snow, the condenser should be placed on a platform to raise it above normal snow accumulation. During higher than normal levels of snowfall, the area should be kept clear. Consider building a fence or a literal wall around your unit so snow can’t drift to cover it. Just make sure to allow for enough airflow on all sides.
- Clear around the outdoor system. Shovel around your HVAC unit. Also make sure your gutters aren’t leaking water onto the unit, which will then freeze. With a little pre-season prep and some mindful monitoring, your appliances should make it through winter just fine.