Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Bartlesville just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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 a repairman out 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 inhibit a high-efficiency system from running as such. The situation could become an even greater problem too if you don’t prepare for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

There are preparations you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner work 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. Check the area routinely to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have built up throughout the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, putting a cover over your air conditioner might 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 Bartlesville will most likely swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Farris Heating & Air in Bartlesville, 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 918-534-8194 to find out more information.