How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was designed to endure all of the crazy weather in Stuart, occasionally 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 take steps to protect your AC. It’s most appropriate to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to enhance protection during severe storms. Many people are concerned 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 forget to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was made to handle rain and snow, so hold onto your money and avoid a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you notice your unit is in standing water after a storm, you’ll want to call Nisair Air Conditioning before you turn it back on. Another danger 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 clean up any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Nisair Air Conditioning 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 lots of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to work to cool your indoor space. You can help control 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 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 effects of severe weather on your air conditioner, or believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Nisair Air Conditioning. We can be contacted at 772-318-4252 or through our useful online scheduler.