How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair

While your air conditioner was designed to withstand all of the crazy weather in Royse City, there are times that severe weather can lead to 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 take steps 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 severe storms.

Some people are concerned about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is not necessary, and could essentially damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was built 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, make sure to call B&W Services before you turn it back on.

Another hazard 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 minimize your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to remove any debris that may have accumulated around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, B&W Services 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 large amounts of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to run to cool your indoor space. You can help monitor some wear and tear by keeping your home’s temperature setting a little bit 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 really hot days. Remember 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 believe you are in need of an AC repair, call B&W Services. We can be contacted at 972-695-2264.

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