We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Crystal and Twin Cities just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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 can bury your air conditioner in the snow, hindering its performance when the temperatures begin to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can keep a high-efficiency system from operating 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 preparations you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner work properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks.
- Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have piled up through the winter.
- Contrary to what you may think, placing a cover over your air conditioner could end up doing more damage than you’d expect. A covered air conditioner can 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 Crystal and Twin Cities will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At GV Heating & Air in Crystal and Twin Cities, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to air conditioner service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 763-535-2000 to get more information.