My AC Compressor is bad. I work out of town and I can’t afford to have it fixed right now. Since winter is upon us do I need to have it fixed right away?
A working AC is not a requirement for any time of the year, so you don't have to get it fixed at all. A working AC can be extremely useful for defogging your windshield as it dries the air in your car, even in wintertime, however it is not an essential.
The only time a compressor failure needs to be fixed right away is if the clutch seizes as that will cause excessive belt wear.