We haven’t completely made it through winter in Pella just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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 us for out for air conditioner service.
Heavy snowfall may bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures begin to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can hinder a high-efficiency system from running as such. The situation could become an even larger problem too if you don’t plan for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.
There are things you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner operate correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks.
- Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have built up during the winter.
- Contrary to what you may think, placing a cover over your air conditioner might 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, leading to damage to the system as they roam about.
While the weather in Pella will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella, 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 buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 641-628-3621 to receive more information.