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Can Bad Weather Damage a Rooftop HVAC Unit?

Learn how HVAC commercial services can help when bad winter weather strikes.

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As a business owner, you may know HVAC commercial services can help identify winter weather hazards to a business rooftop HVAC system that might otherwise be overlooked. When living in cold weather climates, you likely know all too well the cumulative effects that ice, snow and wind can have on HVAC units.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your rooftop HVAC system from the potential damage winter can inflict. Being aware of how extreme weather can affect your system is the first step towards averting damage. Having professional commercial services in place is another way to safeguard your business against potential damage to your rooftop HVAC system.

HVAC Commercial Services: Shelter from the Storm

From snow and ice storms to the melting snow that follows, there are plenty of opportunities for winter weather to wreak havoc on your HVAC. If you have a gas furnace, you’ll want to make sure the exhaust and intake pipes are well protected from snow accumulation and melting snow. If melting snow is able to seep in and re-freeze, the pipes may become covered in ice, which can cause your furnace to shut down.

Both gas furnaces and boilers have valves and controls that are particularly vulnerable to water damage. Corrosion often occurs inside them, which can lead to problems even if the outside of the device appears dry. Water damage most frequently leads to reliability issues, but more severe consequences such as fire cannot be dismissed. If you suspect that water from flooding or melting snow has reached your gas appliance, get the system checked by a professional as soon as possible.

Get the Protection You Need before Winter Weather Hits

At Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning, we provide the best in HVAC commercial services to ensure your rooftop HVAC is safe this winter—even when severe winter weather strikes. One of our expert commercial services technicians can evaluate your system and identify areas where it may be vulnerable to snow melt and other effects of winter weather. It’s always a good idea to schedule regular commercial services maintenance before winter arrives to ensure your system will run smoothly when heavy snow and subzero temperatures hit the area.

For more information on our HVAC commercial services or to schedule your routine checks this fall, contact our team of professionals at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning by clicking this link or calling 843-554-8600.

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