Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely made it through winter in Upland just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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 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 bigger problem too if you don’t prep for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment. There are things you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks. Maintain 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 might have built up throughout 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 could 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 Upland will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland, 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 top priority. Give us a call at 909-982-5698 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to receive more information.