We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Fort Lauderdale just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepped to remind us that she’s in full control. 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 could 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 performing as such. The situation could become an even larger 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 run as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the upcoming days and weeks.
- Keep 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 might have accumulated during the winter.
- Contrary to what you may think, covering your air conditioner could 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 Fort Lauderdale will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Solar Air Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, we are always available to check 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 954-320-7398 to find out more information.