Well, these years it can get kinda hard to tell. The last few years have been on the mild side and for a bit before then, it was exceptionally cold to the point where we saw single digit temperatures. One year, it was colder and snowed more on Halloween than it did on Christmas! That said, usually it’s after New Years and in January, February and early-to-mid March when we see snow in the Smokies.
Then there’s the visible difference between when/how much it snows in terms of elevation. Often to our chagrin, a rainy day during a Winter season will result in a typical wet, gray atmosphere while the mountains off in the distance, visible from downtown Pigeon Forge or downtown Sevierville (and definitely downtown Gatlinburg) are white from the good stuff. Some of our clients live above that elevation line and taking care of their HVACs for snow, ice and related Winter goodness can be different than our clients below it.
Bottom line is that these are the months when folks really need to have their Winter preparations made and make sure their HVAC units are in good working order.
We recommend, however, that if you hadn’t had your HVAC serviced or checked in quite some time or if you suspect anything on it is starting to fail, call us up at 865-774-9240 as soon as possible and let’s make sure you have heat for Winter. Been twice in recent memory families had to put on slip-proof footwear under their Halloween costumes!