Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Saint Petersburg 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 repairman out 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 inhibit a high-efficiency system from operating as such. The situation could become an even larger problem too if you don’t prep for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

There are preparations you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the upcoming days and weeks.

  1. Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Check the area routinely to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have built up through 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, causing damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Saint Petersburg will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Saint Petersburg, we are always available to inspect 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 top priority. Give us a call at 727-369-6195 to receive more information.

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Hale’s AC has been serving Pinellas Co for over 30 years and we will continue to take care of your air conditioning and heating needs during this unprecedented time. As an essential business, we are here for you. We are taking every available precaution to keep our customers and employees safe.

We appreciate you as a customer and ask for your patience and understanding. We will continue to provide our very best service to you.

Stay Safe!