How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was engineered to bear all of the crazy weather in Hamilton, there are times that severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes corresponds 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 choose to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is unnecessary, and could potentially damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before operating 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC before you turn it back on. Another hazard to your AC throughout 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 gathered around your unit. If debris did hit and damage your unit, Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC 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 tolerate 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 run to cool your indoor space. You can help prevent 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 around 78 degrees Fahrenheit on exceptionally hot days. Note that the older your AC is, the more it may struggle in hotter weather. If you have any questions about the impact of severe weather on your air conditioner, or believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC. We can be available at 513-275-3601 or through our useful online scheduler.