How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair

While your air conditioner was built to bear all of the crazy weather in Murrieta, sometimes severe weather can result in an AC repair. For example, 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 best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to offer maximum protection during severe storms.

Some people are concerned about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect to cover it with a tarp or cover. This does not help, and could essentially damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before you run it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so keep 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 Cool Air Solutions before you turn it back on.

Another threat to your AC during severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little hard 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 did hit and damage your unit, Cool Air Solutions 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 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 run to cool your house. You can help monitor 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 easier the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to about 78 degrees Fahrenheit on extremely 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 think you are in need of an AC repair, call Cool Air Solutions. We can be available at 951-299-9853.

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