Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Pocatello 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 a repairman out out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall could 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 hinder a high-efficiency system from running as such. The situation could become an even bigger problem too if you don’t prepare for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

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

  1. Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Check the area routinely to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have piled up during the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, covering your air conditioner may 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, leading to damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Pocatello will most likely go up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Vogts Heating & Air in Pocatello, 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 208-621-0129 to receive more information.