We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Marshalltown just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always ready to remind us that she’s in charge. 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 can bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures start to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can inhibit a high-efficiency system from performing as such. The situation could become an even bigger problem too if you don’t plan for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.
There are things you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner work properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the upcoming days and weeks.
- Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have built up during the winter.
- Contrary to what you may think, covering your air conditioner could 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 Marshalltown will most likely go up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At B & G HVAC in Marshalltown, we are always available to take a look at 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 highest priority. Give us a call at 641-316-3360 to get more information.