We haven’t completely made it through winter in Marshalltown 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 us for out for air conditioner service.
Heavy snowfall can bury your air conditioner in the snow, hindering its performance when the temperatures start to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can hinder a high-efficiency system from operating as such. The situation could become an even larger 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 work as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the upcoming days and weeks.
- Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have accumulated throughout the winter.
- Contrary to what you may think, putting a cover over your air conditioner could 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, causing damage to the system as they roam about.
While the weather in Marshalltown will more than 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 Kapaun & Brown Inc. in Marshalltown, 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 top priority. Give us a call at 641-812-2028 to receive more information.