Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely made it through winter in Sylmar just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepped 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, diminishing 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 larger problem too if you don’t plan for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment. There are things you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run correctly 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 regularly to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have built up during the winter. Contrary to what you may think, putting a cover over your air conditioner may end up doing more damage than you’d expect. A covered air conditioner can 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 Sylmar will probably swing up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the chance of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning in Sylmar, we are always available to inspect any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re about air conditioner service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our highest priority. Give us a call at 818-370-7266 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.