Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

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

Heavy snowfall may bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures finally warm up for the season. Not to mention it can keep a high-efficiency system from running as such. The situation could become an even greater 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 as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks.

  1. Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Check the area regularly to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have accumulated through 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 may 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 Plover will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Point Heating & Cooling in Plover, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to air conditioner service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 715-504-0533 to find out more information.