Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Jefferson City just yet. Mother Nature has given us 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 professional out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall can bury your air conditioner in the snow, hurting its performance when the temperatures begin to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can hinder a high-efficiency system from running as such. The situation could become an even bigger problem too if you don’t plan 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 coming days and weeks.

  1. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Check the area regularly to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have built up during the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, placing a cover over your air conditioner may end up doing more damage than you’d expect. A covered air conditioner can 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 Jefferson City will probably go up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson 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 buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 573-203-3908 to receive more information.