Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely made it through winter in Hattiesburg just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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 a professional out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall could bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures begin to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can keep a high-efficiency system from performing as such. The situation could become an even larger problem too if you don’t prep for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

There are things you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner run properly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the upcoming days and weeks.

  1. Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Inspect the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have piled up through the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, placing 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, causing damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Hattiesburg will most likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the possibility of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg, we are always available to take a look at 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 top priority. Give us a call at 601-292-9763 to receive more information.