We haven’t completely made it through winter in Los Angeles 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 a repairman out out for air conditioner service.
Heavy snowfall could bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures finally 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 preparations you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the upcoming days and weeks.
- Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area routinely to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have built up throughout 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, leading to damage to the system as they roam about.
While the weather in Los Angeles will probably 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 AZ Air Conditioning and Heating in Los Angeles, 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 buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 800-296-5088 to receive more information.