Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Montoursville just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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 us for out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall could bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures finally warm up for the season. Not to mention it can hinder a high-efficiency system from performing 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 things you can do 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. Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Check the area routinely to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have piled up throughout the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, putting a cover over your air conditioner may 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, leading to damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Montoursville will most likely go up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Airmen HVAC Service in Montoursville, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to air conditioner service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 570-322-3131 to receive more information.