How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was designed to bear all of the crazy weather in Groves, occasionally severe weather can result in an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes corresponds with power surges. Since your AC is electronic, and power surges and electronics are not compatible, you’ll want to try to protect your AC. It’s best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to enhance protection during stormy weather. Many people have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is not necessary, and could actually damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so save your money and avert a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you see that your unit is in standing water after a storm, be sure to call Air Solutions, Inc before you turn it back on. Another danger to your AC in severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little hard to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items secured can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to clean up any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris did hit and damage your unit, Air Solutions, Inc can check it and perform an AC repair if it’s needed. In addition to storms, summer is known for its sweltering heat. Just like it was made to withstand water, your AC was made to handle large amounts of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to operate to cool your house. You can help prevent some wear and tear by keeping your home’s temperature setting a little bit higher on these days. The closer your indoor temperature is to the outdoor temperature, the less strenuous the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to around 78 degrees Fahrenheit on extremely hot days. Note that the older your AC is, the more it may struggle in hotter weather. If you have any questions about the threat of severe weather on your air conditioner, or believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Air Solutions, Inc. We can be available at 409-962-2476 or through our handy online scheduler.