While your air conditioner was designed to endure all of the crazy weather in Rocky Mount, 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 most appropriate to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase protection during severe storms.
A lot of people have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and choose 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 designed to handle rain and snow, so keep your money and avoid a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you see that your unit is in standing water after a storm, make sure to call Davis Heating & Air Conditioning before you turn it back on.
Another hazard to your AC in severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little difficult to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items contained can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to clean up any debris that may have gathered around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Davis Heating & Air Conditioning 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 large amounts 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 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 exceptionally hot days. Remember that the older your AC is, the more it may struggle in hotter weather.
If you have any questions about the threat of severe weather on your air conditioner, or believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Davis Heating & Air Conditioning. We can be available at 540-369-3790.