While your air conditioner was designed to withstand all of the crazy weather in Dresden, there are times that severe weather can result in an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes goes hand-in-hand with power surges. Since your AC is electronic, and power surges and electronics are not compatible, you’ll want to make an effort to protect your AC. It’s most appropriate to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase protection during a storm.
Many people worry about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is unnecessary, and could potentially damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was built 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 McFadden Heating & Cooling before you turn it back on.
Another hazard to your AC throughout 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 does hit and damage your unit, McFadden Heating & Cooling 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 lots of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to work to cool your indoor space. 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 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. Remember that the older your AC is, the more it may struggle in hotter weather.
If you have any questions about the effects of severe weather on your air conditioner, or believe you are in need of an AC repair, call McFadden Heating & Cooling. We can be contacted at 1-866-781-0111.