We are having a really cold winter this year and the temperatures are causing more problems than you might think! We ended up having some huge icicles on the back of the garage and one night, I heard a crack and a giant crash.
I ran outside to look, and I found that one of the huge icicles had crashed right into our exterior A/C unit! Of course, in the middle of the winter when the temperatures are really cold outside, you don’t really give very much thought to your air conditioning system.
In the winter, you only think about your heating system and how you can keep your home nice and warm. At our house, we use the furnace as little as possible just so that we can save money on our heating bills. Of course, when this whole thing happened with the air conditioning system, I was surprised. I mean, I’ve never heard of anything like that ever happening before in my area. Actually, I have never heard of that happening anywhere at all. I thought it was the craziest thing ever to walk outside and see that icicle shattered into a million pieces on top of the air conditioning system in the backyard. I knew that I didn’t want to get the air conditioner fixed right away because I didn’t have the money and I knew that we weren’t going to be using our central air conditioning for at least a few more months. When I called to make the appointment with the HVAC company a couple of days later, they couldn’t believe it when I told them what happened.