Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely escaped winter in Stuart 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 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 keep a high-efficiency system from operating as such. The situation could become an even larger 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 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. Check 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 through the winter. Contrary to what you may think, placing a cover over your air conditioner could 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, causing damage to the system as they roam about. While the weather in Stuart will more than likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Nisair Air Conditioning in Stuart, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related 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 772-318-4252 or simply set up an appointment with us online to receive more information.