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Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Carpentersville just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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 professional out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall may bury your air conditioner in the snow, hurting its performance when the temperatures finally warm up for the season. Not to mention it can keep a high-efficiency system from operating as such. The situation could become an even bigger 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 work as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks.

  1. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area routinely to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have accumulated through the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, putting a cover over 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, possibly meaning damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Carpentersville will probably swing 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville, 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 224-412-8308 to find out more information.