Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Cape Coral just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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, diminishing its performance when the temperatures start to 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 larger problem too if you don’t prepare for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment. There are things you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner work correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the upcoming days and weeks. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect the area frequently to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may have piled up during the winter. Contrary to what you may think, placing a cover over your air conditioner might 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 Cape Coral will more than likely go up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At Comfort Zone Inc in Cape Coral, 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 purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 239-574-2327 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.