While your air conditioner was engineered to bear all of the crazy weather in Bloomfield, sometimes severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes coincides 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 best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase protection during stormy weather.
A lot of people are concerned about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is unnecessary, and could essentially damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before you run it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so hold onto your money and prevent a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you find your unit is in standing water after a storm, make sure to call Stanford Heating & Cooling before you turn it back on.
Another hazard to your AC in severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little harder to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items secured can help reduce 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, Stanford 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 endure water, your AC was made to handle a lot of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to run to cool your home. You can help prevent 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 extremely 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 believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Stanford Heating & Cooling. We can be contacted at 812-825-8695.