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 Chatsworth, sometimes severe weather can result in an AC repair. As an example, 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 make an effort 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 stormy weather. Some 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 don’t remember to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so hold onto 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 Temp Heating & Air Inc before you turn it back on. Another danger to your AC in severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little difficult to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items contained can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to remove any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris did 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 sweltering heat. Just like it was made to endure water, your AC was made to handle lots 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 warmer 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 really 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 threat of severe weather on your air conditioner, or think you are in need of an AC repair, call True Temp Heating & Air Inc. We can be available at 706-695-7492 or through our handy online scheduler.