Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

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We haven’t completely escaped winter in Abilene just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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 a repairman out 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 inhibit a high-efficiency system from operating 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 preparations you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner work as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks.

  1. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect the area frequently to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have built up through the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, covering 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 Abilene will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene, 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 325-200-4667 to receive more information.

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