Snowstorms and Air Conditioners03/17/2016We haven’t completely gotten through winter in Albuquerque just yet. Mother Nature may have 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 a professional out for air conditioner service. Heavy snowfall can 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 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 work 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. Inspect the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that may 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 Albuquerque will probably fluctuate up and down over the last few days of colder temperatures, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can change the performance of your air conditioner. At Desert Suns Heating & Cooling in Albuquerque, we are always available to inspect 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 505-994-9176 or simply schedule an appointment with us online to find out more information.