Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely gotten through winter in West Palm Beach just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always ready to remind us that she’s in full control. 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, hurting its performance when the temperatures start 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 greater 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 operate 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. Check the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have piled up during the winter. Contrary to what you may think, placing a cover over your air conditioner may 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 West Palm Beach will most likely swing up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can alter the performance of your air conditioner. At Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida 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 in regards to air conditioner service or buying a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 561-515-5527 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to find out more information.