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Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Litchfield Park just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepared to remind us that she’s the boss. So when she does finally let up and it starts to warm up, read below so you won’t want to have to unexpectedly call a repairman out out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall could bury your air conditioner in the snow, hurting its performance when the temperatures start to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can inhibit a high-efficiency system from operating as such. The situation could become an even larger problem too if you don’t plan for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

There are preparations you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks.

  1. Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area regularly to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have built up throughout the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, putting a cover over your air conditioner might end up doing more damage than you’d expect. A covered air conditioner could be inviting for rodents looking for shelter from the weather and start to call it home, causing damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Litchfield Park will probably swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Cooler Tymes LLC in Litchfield Park, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about air conditioner service or buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 623-206-6770 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to receive more information.