We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Des Moines just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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 may 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 keep a high-efficiency system from performing as such. The situation could become an even bigger 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 properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks.
- Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have accumulated through 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 may 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 Des Moines will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling in Des Moines, 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 515-207-6569 to find out more information.