Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Kirkfield Heating 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 may bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures finally warm up for the season. Not to mention it can keep 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 operate properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks.

  1. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have built up throughout the winter.
  2. 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 could be inviting for rodents looking for shelter from the weather and start to call it home, causing damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Kirkfield Heating will most likely swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning in Kirkfield Heating, we are always available to inspect 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 highest priority. Give us a call at 204-272-8128 to get more information.