When you turn on the heat, and nothing happens, it’s a clear sign that your home’s HVAC system needs repair. However, what about a few lesser known signs, like ice formation on the outdoor unit? Is it because of the winter weather, or is there an underlying problem?
Fall has come and gone. Homeowners around Maryland and Northern Virginia are prepping their homes in case Mother Nature decides to rival last winter’s snowstorm. To help you get ahead of the game, check out this compilation of our expert tips from over the years for winterizing your home:
Between Snowstorm Jonas and the pre-Valentine’s Day weekend dusting, the Frederick area was hit with more than 30 inches of snow. Thankfully the colder temperatures have kept it from melting at a rapid pace (no thanks to Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction), but what happens to all of that snow and ice when it starts getting warm?
There’s no doubt about it: Jonas hit us hard last weekend. Schools and offices were closed, and Maryland was in a state of emergency for days. Snow crews have worked tirelessly to plow roads and parking areas while homeowners have shoveled out cars and freed sidewalks from the clutches of snow and ice.
We hope you took the proper winter precautions before the storm. However, if you have found a problem, we bet it’s most likely your roof. This is because heavy snow, strong winds and unprepared roofs do not mix well, but don’t worry. You’re not alone. Most roofs are built to withstand a one-foot snowfall, but when Jonas dropped more than 2 and a half feet… Well, you can calculate the odds.
To help you prevent a roof collapse and prepare you for the next big storm, here’s Warner Service’s take on how to battle heavy snow: