Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely escaped winter in Buellton just yet. Mother Nature may have a few nice days, but she’s always prepped to remind us that she’s the boss. 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 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 prepare for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment. There are preparations you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner work as it should even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks. Maintain a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Walk around the area routinely to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might 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 can 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 Buellton will most likely fluctuate 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton, we are always available to check 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 805-688-4018 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to get more information.