While your air conditioner was engineered to bear all of the crazy weather in Newton, occasionally severe weather can lead to an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes coincides 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 increase protection during stormy weather.
Some people have concerns 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 potentially damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so save your money and prevent a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you notice your unit is in standing water after a storm, be sure to call Brookwood Inc before you turn it back on.
Another danger to your AC in severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little harder 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 does hit and damage your unit, Brookwood Inc 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 prevent 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 easier the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to roughly 78 degrees Fahrenheit on exceptionally 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 wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Brookwood Inc. We can be available at 641-316-9803.