Winter was over and my husband and I ventured out to the lake to see if there was any damage to our summer cottage.
Other than seeing an air conditioning unit with almost a foot of ice covering it, everything looked surprisingly good. The wind that came off the lake, made for cool breezes during the summer, but it wreaked havoc with the house during the winter. I thought we should try to chip some of the ice off the air conditioning unit, but my husband told me to wait. The AC unit sat out in the weather all year long, and he wasn’t sure we should bother with the ice. He thought it would be okay if we allowed the ice to melt naturally, but he wanted to check with the HVAC company. When he finally got through to someone, they asked how long we planned on staying at the cabin. The one HVAC technician lived close to where we had our cottage, and he said he would stop by on his way home. When the HVAC technician stopped by, he said my husband was right about not chipping the ice off. We could have done damage to the AC unit if we were poking it with ice picks or knives. It was okay to let the ice melt naturally, and other than a little extra cleaning, the air conditioning should be fine when summer arrived. I had a smart husband, but he wasn’t an HVAC technician. I was glad to hear the same thing come from the HVAC technician, and it made me feel more comfortable.