Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Saint Petersburg just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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 professional out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall may bury your air conditioner in the snow, hindering its performance when the temperatures begin to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can keep a high-efficiency system from performing 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 correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks.

  1. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect the area routinely to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have built up during the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, placing a cover over your air conditioner could 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 most likely swing up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the possibility 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 check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to air conditioner service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 727-369-6195 to find out more information.