While your air conditioner was engineered to endure all of the crazy weather in Grand Prairie, occasionally severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For 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 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.
A lot of people worry about too much water getting on their air conditioner and choose to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is unnecessary, and could essentially damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so hold onto 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, make sure to call Bon Air Service Company before you turn it back on.
Another danger to your AC during severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little difficult to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items secured can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to remove any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Bon Air Service Company can inspect 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 endure water, your AC was made to handle a lot of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to work to cool your house. You can help control 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 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 believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Bon Air Service Company. We can be contacted at 972-332-1028.