While your air conditioner was designed to endure all of the crazy weather in Justin, occasionally severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For example, bad weather oftentimes coincides with power surges. Since your AC is electronic, and power surges and electronics are not compatible, you’ll want to take steps to protect your AC. It’s most appropriate to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to enhance protection during severe storms.
Some people have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect to cover it with a tarp or cover. This does not help, and could potentially damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so keep your money and prevent a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you notice your unit is in standing water after a storm, make sure to call Pepper AC & Htg Inc before you turn it back on.
Another threat to your AC throughout severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little harder to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items restrained 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 does hit and damage your unit, Pepper AC & Htg Inc can check it and perform an AC repair if it’s needed.
In addition to storms, summer is known for its blazing heat. Just like it was made to endure water, your AC was made to handle lots of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to operate to cool your home. You can help monitor some wear and tear by keeping your home’s temperature setting a little warmer on these days. The closer your indoor temperature is to the outdoor temperature, the simpler the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to around 78 degrees Fahrenheit on really 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 think you are in need of an AC repair, call Pepper AC & Htg Inc. We can be reached at 940-202-1184.