Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely made it through winter in Indian River County just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepared 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 repairman out out for air conditioner service. Heavy snowfall may bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures begin to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can inhibit a high-efficiency system from operating as such. The situation could become an even greater problem too if you don’t prep 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 upcoming days and weeks. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect the area frequently to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have accumulated through the winter. Contrary to what you may think, putting a cover over your air conditioner could end up doing more damage than you’d expect. A covered air conditioner may be inviting for rodents looking for shelter from the weather and start to call it home, causing damage to the system as they roam about. While the weather in Indian River County will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Custom Air Systems Inc in Indian River County, 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 772-571-1080 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to get more information.