We haven’t completely made it through winter in St. Louis 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 a repairman out out for air conditioner service.
Heavy snowfall may bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures start to 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 bigger problem too if you don’t prepare for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.
There are steps you can take as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks.
- Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area frequently to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have accumulated through the winter.
- Contrary to what you may think, covering your air conditioner might 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 St. Louis will probably swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating in St. Louis, 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 top priority. Give us a call at 314-262-4541 to get more information.