It’s not unusual for winters in the tristate area to take a turn for the worse, and locals are well-aware of the toll of harsh weather. Large commercial structures like office buildings, apartment buildings, schools and retail centers are hit especially hard when it comes to climate control and energy efficiency. Here are some factors to keep in mind during the winter, from commercial HVAC specialists.

Snow and Ice Buildup on Rooftop Heat Pump Units 

Not all snow or ice on your rooftop unit is an emergency, heat pump units have a defrost cycle in place to handle normal winter operating conditions. When extreme weather hits, however, heavy snow and ice buildup can block outdoor coils to the unit, causing the defrost cycle to run longer. This will strain the system and spike energy usage. It’s therefore important that the area around your rooftop unit is kept clear of ice and snow as much as possible.

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