Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Boynton Beach just yet. Mother Nature has given us 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 a professional out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall could bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures finally 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 greater problem too if you don’t plan for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

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

  1. Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have piled up throughout the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, covering your air conditioner may end up doing more damage than you’d expect. A covered air conditioner can 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 Boynton Beach will most likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At A2Z Air Inc in Boynton Beach, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to 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 561-270-6228 to find out more information.