How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was engineered to endure all of the crazy weather in West Palm Beach, occasionally severe weather can result in an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes corresponds with power surges. And since your AC is electronic, and power surges and electronics are not compatible, you’ll want to try 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. Many people are concerned about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is unnecessary, and could essentially damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so hold onto 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 Summit Air Conditioning Inc before you turn it back on. Another danger to your AC throughout 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 gathered around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Summit Air Conditioning Inc can check it and perform an AC repair if it’s needed. In addition to storms, summer is known for its scorching 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 operate to cool your home. You can help control 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. 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 Summit Air Conditioning Inc. We can be contacted at 561-582-3390 or through our useful online scheduler.