While your air conditioner was built to bear all of the crazy weather in Paxinos, occasionally severe weather can result in an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes corresponds with power surges. Because 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 ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase protection during a storm.
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 actually damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was made 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, you’ll want to call LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. 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 reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to clean up any debris that may have gathered around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. 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 endure water, your AC was made to handle large amounts of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to operate 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 easier the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to around 78 degrees Fahrenheit on really hot days. Don’t forget 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 wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc.. We can be contacted at 570-648-0748.