While your air conditioner was engineered to endure all of the crazy weather in Eastland, occasionally 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 try to protect your AC. It’s ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to enhance protection during stormy weather.
A lot of people have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is not necessary, and could potentially damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before you run 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, you’ll want to call J & J Air Conditioning 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 minimize your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to pick up any debris that may have gathered around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, J & J Air Conditioning can inspect 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 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 run to cool your home. You can help control 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 less strenuous the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to roughly 78 degrees Fahrenheit on exceptionally hot days. Note that the older your AC is, the more it may struggle in hotter weather.
If you have any questions about the impact of severe weather on your air conditioner, or think you are in need of an AC repair, call J & J Air Conditioning. We can be contacted at 254-355-3833.