Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely gotten through winter in San Dimas just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with 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 can bury your air conditioner in the snow, hindering its performance when the temperatures start to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can inhibit a high-efficiency system from running 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 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 approaching days and weeks. Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area routinely to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have accumulated during the winter. 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 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 San Dimas will most likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Energy Upgrades, Inc. in San Dimas, we are always available to take a look at any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about air conditioner service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 626-478-2922 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to get more information.