Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely escaped winter in West Palm Beach just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with 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 can 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 bigger problem too if you don’t prep for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment. There are steps you can take as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the approaching days and weeks. Keep a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area frequently to ensure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have accumulated throughout 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 could be inviting for rodents looking for shelter from the weather and start to call it home, causing damage to the system as they roam about. While the weather in West Palm Beach will more than likely swing up and down over the last few days of cold weather, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Hopkins Air Conditioning, 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 about air conditioner service or adding a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our number one priority. Give us a call at 561-656-4255 or simply arrange an appointment with us online to get more information.