While your air conditioner was built to endure all of the crazy weather in Norton, there are times that severe weather can result in an AC repair. For example, bad weather oftentimes goes hand-in-hand 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 best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to enhance protection during a storm.
Some people worry about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is unnecessary, and could potentially damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was made to handle rain and snow, so keep 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, be sure to call HCE Systems Inc 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 restrained can help lower your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to pick up any debris that may have gathered around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, HCE Systems Inc can inspect it and perform an AC repair if it’s needed.
In addition to storms, summer is known for its scorching heat. Just like it was made to withstand 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 work to cool your house. 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 less strenuous 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 effects of severe weather on your air conditioner, or believe you are in need of an AC repair, call HCE Systems Inc. We can be reached at 276-302-0076.