Preventing snow and ice in the A/C device

For a long time, I would have a bunch of built up snow and ice around, on and even in the air conditioning unit.

  • This obviously has caused many issues and when I complained about the issue to the heating and air conditioning specialist on the last HVAC maintenance, he suggested looking into HVAC covers.

This was a great idea, and not long after he told me that I started looking into the heating and air conditioning covers. There were so many online, it was kind of hard to choose! I knew that ones made from mesh wouldn’t work, because the ice would just soak right through. So I ended up finding a water proof, breathable A/C cover that had over 1,000 reviews. Most of the reviews were positive, there was only one problem, they didn’t have the size I needed. I was incredibly disappointed, but I wasn’t done searching yet. I ended up going back to the original HVAC company I used, and asked if maybe they had one. I was in luck, because not only did they have the correct heating and air conditioning cover, but they also had the right size! I was able to bring it home that same day and place it over the heating system. I checked back on it a few days later, and there was no ice or snow on my HVAC device. It was then that I knew that the air conditioning unit cover worked well, and that my issues with snow and ice were problems of the past.
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Air conditioner cover has saved me a lot

If you look online, there are many different types and sizes available.

I would highly suggest if you have a lot of leaves and debris getting into your heating and cooling system, then you should get a HVAC cover. For a long time, I didn’t have an A/C cover, and because of that, I would have all kinds of things get stuck in their air conditioning unit. For the most part, a lot of it was harmless, but as it built up over time, it began to cause some issues. Or if a particularly big limb somehow managed to get stuck in the A/C machine, then it would cause the air conditioner to make a horrible noise. I usually would have to pay for a heating and air conditioning specialist to come out and clean the entire system out, and it just becomes a big hassle. So then I started looking into HVAC covers and I am so glad that I did. If you look online, there are many different types and sizes available. You have to find the right size for your air conditioning system, but there is one really important thing to consider. That is making sure the heating and cooling cover is breathable. If you get an A/C cover that is not breathable, it can actually suffocate your air conditioning system! I made sure the A/C cover that I bought was made from mesh and had plenty of ventilation. Ever since then, all I have to do now is blow off all of the leaves that pile on top, and the inside of the A/C remains clean.

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HVAC professionals are busy in the summer

Without fail, every summer and winter the heating and A/C professionals are always going to be busy.

The reason is because a lot of people either wait or they don’t get HVAC tune ups at all, and then their air conditioning device can’t handle the summer heat and breaks down. That is when people call the A/C corporations in droves requesting from their A/C machines to be repaired. This is why I specifically make sure to get annual HVAC maintenance every year, twice a year to try and avoid these issues. However, even though I take a lot of precautions, sometimes accidents still happen. My air conditioning system still ended up breaking down, and unfortunately it did happen to be summer. I knew ahead of time the wait was going to be long, and it was frustrating that the previous HVAC appointment I had a few months ago, the A/C specialist told me everything looked fine. However, on the bright side this is the first break down I have had in several years. So I did what I needed to do and called the A/C corporation and scheduled an appointment, the appointment wasn’t for another 2 weeks. Thankfully, even though it was summer, it actually wasn’t really hot outside, so those 2 weeks flew by. The A/C specialist finally came over and repaired the air conditioning system for me. After the A/C technician fixed my air conditioning system, I was able to have the comfort of the A/C again and I am so happy.



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The guy had duct taped part of the air conditioning unit

Sometimes as a heating and air conditioning professional, you see some interesting things. I don’t really care about what people’s homes look like, but there are some places that stick out. One person had literal mounds of boxes, plastic bags and old wrappers piled up in their living room. The guy just told me to step over all of it. The boxes and everything was literally up to the ceiling. I have also seen places that were incredibly luxurious as well, with spiral staircases and columns. Anyways, I had an interesting experience not that long ago. A guy ordered a part for the air conditioning system. He had previously had another one of our A/C technicians look at his heater and tell him the part he needed. He successfully found and bought the right part, but he made the mistake when he tried to replace it himself. The guy called and complained a day or so later and was saying that the new part didn’t do anything for his furnace system. So I went out to look at what the problem was, and I couldn’t believe my eyes. The guy literally duct taped the HVAC part to the heating system. I had to carefully explain to him that you had to put the new part inside of the heating device, not on the outside. After I replaced the part for him, his HVAC unit went back to working as it should and I was able to go to my next heating and A/C appointment. Sometimes people just baffle me.