While your air conditioner was built to endure all of the crazy weather in Kingsville, there are times that severe weather can result in an AC repair. As an example, 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 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 enhance 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 actually damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was made to handle rain and snow, so keep your money and avert 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 Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC before you turn it back on.
Another threat to your AC throughout severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little difficult to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items contained can help lower your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to pick up any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris did hit and damage your unit, Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC can check 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 tolerate 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 house. 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 easier 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 impact of severe weather on your air conditioner, or wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC. We can be reached at 361-214-1203.