While your air conditioner was built to bear all of the crazy weather in Troy, there are times that severe weather can result in an AC repair. As an 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 try to protect your AC. It’s best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to offer maximum protection during severe storms.
Many people are concerned 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 essentially damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was made to handle rain and snow, so save 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, make sure to call Edington Heating & Cooling Inc before you turn it back on.
Another danger to your AC in severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little harder to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items contained can help lower 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, Edington Heating & Cooling Inc can check 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 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 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 less strenuous the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to about 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 believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Edington Heating & Cooling Inc. We can be contacted at 937-558-9478.