Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Moline just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepped to remind us that she’s in full control. 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 could bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures start 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 bigger problem too if you don’t prep for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

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

  1. Keep 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 might have piled up through the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, covering your air conditioner could end up doing more damage than you’d expect. A covered air conditioner could be inviting for rodents looking for shelter from the weather and start to call it home, possibly meaning damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Moline will probably go up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about air conditioner service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 309-323-9584 to get more information.