We haven’t completely made it through winter in Lexington just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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 running as such. The situation could become an even larger 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 operate as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the upcoming days and weeks.
- Keep 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 may have piled up during the winter.
- Contrary to what you may think, putting 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, causing damage to the system as they roam about.
While the weather in Lexington will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards 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 336-853-6070 to receive more information.