Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely escaped winter in West Palm Beach just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 may bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures finally warm up for the season. Not to mention it can inhibit a high-efficiency system from operating as such. The situation could become an even greater 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 correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks. Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect 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 through the winter. Contrary to what you may think, covering 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, possibly meaning damage to the system as they roam about. While the weather in West Palm Beach will more than likely fluctuate 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 Summit Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach, 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 adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 561-582-3390 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to get more information.