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 Indian River County, there are times that severe weather can lead to an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes corresponds with power surges. Because 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 worry 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 potentially damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was made to handle rain and snow, so save your money and avert a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you notice your unit is in standing water after a storm, make sure to call Custom Air Systems Inc before you turn it back on. Another danger to your AC throughout severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little hard 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 collected around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Custom Air Systems Inc 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 tolerate 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 operate to cool your home. You can help control 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 less strenuous the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to around 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 impact of severe weather on your air conditioner, or wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Custom Air Systems Inc. We can be available at 772-571-1080 or through our convenient online scheduler.