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Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Laguna Hills just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always ready to remind us that she’s the boss. 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 begin to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can hinder a high-efficiency system from performing as such. The situation could become an even greater problem too if you don’t plan for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

There are things you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner work correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks.

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

While the weather in Laguna Hills will probably fluctuate 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 White Mechanical, Inc. in Laguna Hills, 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 buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 949-716-8379 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.