We haven’t completely escaped winter in the Rio Grande Valley just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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, hindering 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 steps you can take as a homeowner to help your air conditioner operate properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the upcoming days and weeks.
- Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area routinely to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have piled up throughout 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 could 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 the Rio Grande Valley will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. in the Rio Grande Valley, 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 buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 956-630-3522 to find out more information.