Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

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

Heavy snowfall may bury your air conditioner in the snow, hurting its performance when the temperatures start 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 prepare for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

There are things you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner operate correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks.

  1. Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Check the area frequently to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have built up during the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, placing a cover over your air conditioner may 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, leading to damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Alice will most likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Rescue Heating & Air in Alice, 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 buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 361-265-4371 to find out more information.