While your air conditioner was built to withstand all of the crazy weather in Murrieta, there are times that severe weather can result in 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 make an effort to protect your AC. It’s ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase 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 does not help, and could essentially damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so keep your money and avoid a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you find your unit is in standing water after a storm, be sure to call Cool Air Solutions before you turn it back on.
Another danger to your AC during severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little harder 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 accumulated around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Cool Air Solutions can check 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 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 monitor some wear and tear by keeping your home’s temperature setting a little warmer 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. Remember 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 Cool Air Solutions. We can be contacted at 951-299-9853.