While your air conditioner was built to withstand all of the crazy weather in Abilene, sometimes severe weather can result in an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes coincides with power surges. Because 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 best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to enhance protection during stormy weather.
Many people have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is not necessary, and could actually 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 hold onto your money and avert a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you see that your unit is in standing water after a storm, be sure to call Abilene Air-Tech 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 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, Abilene Air-Tech Inc 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 run to cool your home. 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 easier 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 effects of severe weather on your air conditioner, or think you are in need of an AC repair, call Abilene Air-Tech Inc. We can be available at 325-200-4667.