We haven’t completely escaped winter in Newton just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 may bury your air conditioner in the snow, hurting its performance when the temperatures finally warm up for the season. Not to mention it can keep a high-efficiency system from performing as such. The situation could become an even greater 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 upcoming days and weeks.
- Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have piled up through the winter.
- Contrary to what you may think, covering 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 Newton 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 alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Brookwood Inc in Newton, 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 number one priority. Give us a call at 641-316-9803 to find out more information.