Snowstorms and Air Conditioners Posted March 17, 2016 We haven’t completely escaped winter in Paso Robles just yet. Mother Nature has given us a few nice days, but she’s always ready 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 us for out for air conditioner service. Heavy snowfall could bury your air conditioner in the snow, hurting its performance when the temperatures begin to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can keep a high-efficiency system from running as such. The situation could become an even greater 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 operate properly 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 routinely to be sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that might have accumulated through the winter. Contrary to what you may think, putting a cover over your air conditioner might 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, leading to damage to the system as they roam about. While the weather in Paso Robles will more than likely go 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 Paso Robles Heating and Air in Paso Robles, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re related to 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 805-203-8667 to receive more information.