We haven’t completely made it through winter in Rockford just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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 repairman out out for air conditioner service.
Heavy snowfall could bury your air conditioner in the snow, hindering its performance when the temperatures start to 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 greater 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 run correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks.
- Ensure you have 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 may have accumulated during the winter.
- 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, leading to damage to the system as they roam about.
While the weather in Rockford will most likely fluctuate 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 Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc in Rockford, 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 adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at (815)914-6197 to find out more information.