Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Murrieta 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 a repairman out out for air conditioner service. Heavy snowfall can 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 keep a high-efficiency system from running as such. The situation could become an even larger 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 operate correctly 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. Check the area routinely to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have accumulated during the winter. Contrary to what you may think, covering your air conditioner might 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 Murrieta will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta, 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 adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 951-676-2665 or simply set up an appointment with us online to get more information.