We haven’t completely made it through winter in McHenry just yet. Mother Nature has given us 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 professional 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 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 correctly 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 regularly to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have piled up through the winter.
- 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, leading to damage to the system as they roam about.
While the weather in McHenry will more than likely 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in McHenry, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards 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 815-410-1128 to receive more information.