Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely made it through winter in Safford just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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 keep a high-efficiency system from running as such. The situation could become an even bigger problem too if you don’t prep for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment. There are preparations you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Check the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have accumulated throughout the winter. Contrary to what you may think, putting 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 Safford will most likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At B&D Air Conditioning in Safford, we are always available to inspect 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 928-432-6018 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to receive more information.