While your air conditioner was engineered to endure all of the crazy weather in Huffman, occasionally severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes goes hand-in-hand 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 offer maximum protection during severe storms.
A lot of people are concerned about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This does not help and could essentially damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before you run it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so keep your money and prevent 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC before you turn it back on.
Another hazard to your AC throughout severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little harder to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items restrained can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to pick up any debris that may have gathered around your unit. If debris did hit and damage your unit, Air Houston Mechanical LLC can inspect 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 withstand water, your AC was made to handle lots 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 higher 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 extremely 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 believe you need an AC repair, call Air Houston Mechanical LLC. We can be available at (832) 957-9332.