Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Vero Beach just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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 us for out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall can bury your air conditioner in the snow, hindering its performance when the temperatures begin to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can keep a high-efficiency system from performing 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 approaching days and weeks.

  1. Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect the area frequently to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could 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 could 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 Vero Beach 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 Temp Control of Vero Beach in Vero Beach, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to air conditioner service or buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 772-232-7649 to get more information.

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