While your air conditioner was built to bear all of the crazy weather in Chatsworth, sometimes severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For example, 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 take steps to protect your AC. It’s ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to offer maximum protection during severe storms.
A lot of people have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide 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 you run it again. Your AC was made to handle rain and snow, so save your money and avert a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you find your unit is in standing water after a storm, you’ll want to call True Temp Heating & Air Inc before you turn it back on.
Another threat to your AC throughout severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little harder to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items restrained can help lower your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to clean up any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, True Temp Heating & Air Inc can examine 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 large amounts 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 less strenuous the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to roughly 78 degrees Fahrenheit on extremely hot days. Don’t forget 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 believe you are in need of an AC repair, call True Temp Heating & Air Inc. We can be available at 706-695-7492.