We haven’t completely escaped winter in Omaha 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, hindering its performance when the temperatures finally warm up for the season. Not to mention it can hinder a high-efficiency system from performing 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 things you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner work correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks.
- Ensure you have 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 could have accumulated through 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 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 Omaha will most likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning in Omaha, we are always available to check 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 402-509-5940 to receive more information.