How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair

While your air conditioner was built to endure all of the crazy weather in Westminster, there are times that severe weather can result in an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes coincides with power surges. And 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 increase protection during stormy weather.

Many people worry about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect 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 you run it again. Your AC was made 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 True Heating & Cooling 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 secured can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to pick up any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, True Heating & Cooling 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 endure 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 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 exceptionally 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 True Heating & Cooling. We can be reached at 720-316-1898.

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