Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Ballwin and St. Charles just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 us for out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall could bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures start to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can inhibit a high-efficiency system from performing 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 things you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the upcoming days and weeks.

  1. Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect the area regularly to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have accumulated during the winter.
  2. 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 Ballwin and St. Charles will more than likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Air Alliance Team in Ballwin and St. Charles, 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 highest priority. Give us a call at 636-206-4250 to receive more information.