Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely escaped winter in Pinellas County just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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, hurting 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 bigger 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 operate properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks. Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Check the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have piled up through the winter. 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 Pinellas County will more than likely go 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 Pinellas County, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about 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 727-398-5515 or simply set up an appointment with us online to receive more information.