How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair

While your air conditioner was built to endure all of the crazy weather in Tucker, sometimes severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For example, bad weather oftentimes corresponds 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 ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to enhance protection during severe storms.

Some people have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is not necessary, and could essentially damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before running 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 notice your unit is in standing water after a storm, you’ll want to call ACS Heating and Air Conditioning before you turn it back on.

Another threat to your AC throughout severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little hard to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items restrained can help lower your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to remove any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris did hit and damage your unit, ACS Heating and Air Conditioning can inspect it and perform an AC repair if it’s needed.

In addition to storms, summer is known for its blazing 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 work to cool your house. You can help prevent some wear and tear by keeping your home’s temperature setting a little warmer 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. Remember 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 think you are in need of an AC repair, call ACS Heating and Air Conditioning. We can be available at 770-450-1539.

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