Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Williamsport just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 start to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can inhibit a high-efficiency system from performing as such. The situation could become an even larger 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 run correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks.

  1. Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Check the area frequently to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have built up through the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, placing 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, leading to damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Williamsport will most likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At George Home Services in Williamsport, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards 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 570-244-2510 to get more information.