Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Opelika 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 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 operating as such. The situation could become an even greater problem too if you don’t prepare for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment. There are steps you can take as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the upcoming days and weeks. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Check the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might 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 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 Opelika will more than likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika, 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 number one priority. Give us a call at 334-524-2458 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to get more information.