Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Wyandotte just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 us for out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall can 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 hinder a high-efficiency system from performing as such. The situation could become an even bigger 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 correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks.

  1. Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area regularly to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have built up through the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, putting 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 Wyandotte will probably swing up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related 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 734-363-8907 to find out more information.