Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Dayton just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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 may bury your air conditioner in the snow, hindering its performance when the temperatures finally warm up for the season. Not to mention it can keep a high-efficiency system from running as such. The situation could become an even bigger problem too if you don’t prepare for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

There are preparations you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner work as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks.

  1. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area regularly to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have accumulated through the winter.
  2. 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, causing damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Dayton will more than likely go 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 Jent Mechanical LLC in Dayton, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to 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 937-845-1111 to find out more information.