How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was built to endure all of the crazy weather in Saint Peters, there are times that severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes coincides with power surges. 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 most appropriate to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to offer maximum protection during stormy weather. A lot of 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 potentially damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was made to handle rain and snow, so save 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, make sure to call C-N-O Comfort Zone before you turn it back on. Another threat 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 minimize 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, C-N-O Comfort Zone can examine 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 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 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 around 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 impact of severe weather on your air conditioner, or think you are in need of an AC repair, call C-N-O Comfort Zone. We can be available at 636-578-1777 or through our useful online scheduler.