Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Perry just yet. Mother Nature has given us 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 us for out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall could bury your air conditioner in the snow, hurting its performance when the temperatures finally warm up for the season. Not to mention it can hinder a high-efficiency system from operating as such. The situation could become an even larger problem too if you don’t prepare for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

There are steps you can take as a homeowner to help your air conditioner operate correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the upcoming days and weeks.

  1. Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect the area regularly to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have piled up through the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, covering 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, possibly meaning damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Perry will most likely go up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At Gillman Heating and Air in Perry, we are always available to check 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 highest priority. Give us a call at 478-202-3076 to get more information.