How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was built to endure all of the crazy weather in Dresden, sometimes severe weather can lead to an AC repair. As an example, 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 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 increase protection during stormy weather. A lot of people worry about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This does not help, and could potentially damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so hold onto your money and avert a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you notice your unit is in standing water after a storm, you’ll want to call McFadden Heating & Cooling 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 minimize your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to clean up any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, McFadden Heating & Cooling can inspect 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 operate to cool your house. You can help monitor some wear and tear by keeping your home’s temperature setting a little higher 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. Remember 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 McFadden Heating & Cooling. We can be available at 1-866-781-0111 or through our handy online scheduler.