Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Redford 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, hindering its performance when the temperatures start to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can hinder a high-efficiency system from operating 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 preparations you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run correctly 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 regularly to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have accumulated during the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, covering your air conditioner may 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, possibly meaning damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Redford will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Airtronic Heating & Cooling in Redford, 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 313-230-4053 to receive more information.