Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely escaped winter in Show Low just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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 may bury your air conditioner in the snow, hurting 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 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 work correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks. Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have accumulated throughout the winter. Contrary to what you may think, placing a cover over your air conditioner could 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, possibly meaning damage to the system as they roam about. While the weather in Show Low will most 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 Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. in Show Low, 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 buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 928-537-1803 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.