AC Repair from storm damage

How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair

While your air conditioner was designed to endure all of the crazy weather in San Angelo, sometimes severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For instance, 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 try 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 have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect to cover it with a tarp or cover. This does not help, and could potentially damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so keep 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 Air-Dynamics Inc 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 restrained can help minimize your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to remove any debris that may have accumulated around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, Air-Dynamics Inc 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 lots of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to run to cool your home. You can help monitor 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 simpler the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to about 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 impact of severe weather on your air conditioner, or think you are in need of an AC repair, call Air-Dynamics Inc. We can be contacted at 325-655-2515 or through our handy online scheduler.