We haven’t completely made it through winter in Oxford just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 may bury your air conditioner in the snow, hindering 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 greater problem too if you don’t prep for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.
There are preparations you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks.
- Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have built up through 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 may 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 Oxford will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Oxford, 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 adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 662-281-1231 to get more information.