We haven’t completely escaped winter in York just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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 repairman out out for air conditioner service.
Heavy snowfall could bury your air conditioner in the snow, hurting its performance when the temperatures finally 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 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 run as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks.
- Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Check the area regularly to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have piled up through the winter.
- Contrary to what you may think, placing a cover over your air conditioner may 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 York will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning in York, we are always available to check 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 717-383-4479 to find out more information.