Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Crestview just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always ready to remind us that she’s in full control. 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 professional out for air conditioner service.

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

There are steps you can take as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks.

  1. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect the area frequently to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have built up throughout the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, covering your air conditioner may 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, possibly meaning damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Crestview will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview, 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 adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 850-250-0335 to find out more information.