We haven’t completely escaped winter in Southern California just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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 professional out for air conditioner service.
Heavy snowfall can bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures begin to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can inhibit 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 steps you can take as a homeowner to help your air conditioner operate properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks.
- Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area frequently to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have built up throughout the winter.
- Contrary to what you may think, covering your air conditioner might 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 Southern California will probably go up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At Econo Air in Southern California, 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 714-408-2202 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to receive more information.