Winter Operation of your Air Conditioner Unit

You may have noticed a couple of things your air conditioner doing, now you have switched it to heating. However, they are nothing to be alarmed about.

  • The outdoor unit (condensing unit) will create a lot of water. The outdoor unit can get quite icy as well, even to the point that it is totally white with frost.
  • A loud whooshing sound just before the indoor fan stops. This is the system cycling off on thermostat or going into de-ice mode.
  • Seeing what appears to be smoke coming from the outdoor unit. This is actually steam coming off in de-ice mode. It is quite a common occurrence during the colder weather.

If you have any other questions regarding the winter operation of your air conditioning system, do not hesitate to contact our service department and they will be happy to answer these for you.