Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely made it through winter in La Puente just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 professional out for air conditioner service. Heavy snowfall may bury your air conditioner in the snow, hindering its performance when the temperatures finally warm up for the season. Not to mention it can inhibit a high-efficiency system from performing as such. The situation could become an even greater 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 work properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have piled up throughout the winter. Contrary to what you may think, putting 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, leading to damage to the system as they roam about. While the weather in La Puente will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Temp Air System Inc in La Puente, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to 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 626-587-4559 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.