We haven’t completely escaped winter in West Valley City just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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 repairman out out for air conditioner service.
Heavy snowfall can bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures finally warm up for the season. Not to mention it can inhibit a high-efficiency system from running 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 steps you can take as a homeowner to help your air conditioner operate as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks.
- Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area frequently to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have built up through the winter.
- Contrary to what you may think, covering your air conditioner may 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, possibly meaning damage to the system as they roam about.
While the weather in West Valley City will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley City, 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 top priority. Give us a call at 801-305-4777 to find out more information.