How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was designed to bear all of the crazy weather in Huntsville, occasionally severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes corresponds with power surges. And 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 best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase protection during severe storms. 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 actually damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so save your money and avoid 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 All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc before you turn it back on. Another hazard to your AC in severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little hard to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items contained can help minimize your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to pick up any debris that may have accumulated around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can examine 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 a lot 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 bit 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 roughly 78 degrees Fahrenheit on really 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 think you are in need of an AC repair, call All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. We can be contacted at 256-801-4701 or through our useful online scheduler.