What a Weighty Snowfall Can Do to Your HVAC System

Weighty Snowfall

A weighty snowfall on exterior heating and cooling components weighs more than you might think. Just one inch of snow with typical moisture content weighs 1.66 pounds per square foot. During a deep snowfall, weight adds up quickly when it comes to possible damage to outdoor HVAC components. A thick coat of ice from freezing rain, which is considerably heavier than snow, can be equally harmful. A weighty snowfall can also block HVAC intake and exhaust vents and trigger system shutdowns.

Here are some things to consider before a weighty snowfall, as well as after it occurs:

For more advice about preventing HVAC damage from a weighty snowfall this winter, ask the professionals at Jackson & Sons.

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