Why You Should Turn Your Air On Even When It's Cold Outside

People wonder whether or not it’s good to run their air conditioner during the winter months. Many HVAC specialists may say not to run your AC when outdoor temperatures reach below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. That's not actually the case. It can be good to turn it on periodically even during frigid temperatures. There are many good reasons to run your air conditioner occasionally throughout the winter months. Here’s why you should turn your air on even when it’s cold outside.

It Will Get Rid Of Humidity In Your House

Your home may experience a lot of humidity during the winter months. You don’t need to invest in a humidifier in order to get rid of it. By running your air conditioner, you can remove the humidity from your house fairly efficiently.

You Will Be Able To Identify Any Problems

No one wants to have to deal with a broken air conditioner when it’s hot outside. Unfortunately, many homeowners never turn on their air conditioner during the winter, and they find that their system just isn’t working right when it comes time to use it again. By turning your air on at least once during the winter months, you can detect if there are any problems that need to be dealt with before it starts to heat up again.

It Will Remove Ice And Snow

If you are in an area that receives a lot of ice or snow, your air conditioner can get backed up by it if you don’t put a cover over your outside unit. You should turn on your air conditioner so that you can remove any of this ice or snow. This will ensure that no damage is done in the long run.

The Oil Will Be Able To Circulate

In order for your air conditioner to work properly, the oil needs to circulate in it. If you haven’t ran your air conditioner all winter long, you may be surprised to find that you have a dry start once you do finally turn it on. You can easily prevent this from occurring just by turning your air conditioner on once or twice before it starts to get warm outside.

As you can see, there are quite a few reasons why you shouldn’t just leave your air conditioner off the entire winter. If you do turn your air conditioner on and find that it isn’t working properly, give us a call. Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions can help you with all of your heating and cooling needs. We will inspect your unit and determine what needs to be done in order to fix it as quickly as possible. We have years of experience in the industry and no job is too big or too small. Give Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions a call today if you are experiencing air conditioner issues or just want to have regular maintenance performed.