How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair

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While your air conditioner was designed to endure all of the crazy weather in East Bernard, there are times that severe weather can lead to an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes coincides with power surges. And 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 offer maximum protection during a storm.

Many people are concerned 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 neglect to remove the covering before you run it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so hold onto your money and prevent a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you see that your unit is in standing water after a storm, make sure to call E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service before you turn it back on.

Another threat to your AC during severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little difficult to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items contained can help minimize your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to remove any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service 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 tolerate 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 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 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 effects of severe weather on your air conditioner, or believe you are in need of an AC repair, call E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service. We can be contacted at 979-335-4262.

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