Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Marshfield just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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 professional out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall can bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures begin 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 bigger problem too if you don’t prep for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

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

  1. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have piled up during the winter.
  2. 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 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 Marshfield will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield, 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 715-384-3163 to receive more information.