While your air conditioner was built to bear all of the crazy weather in Ronkonkoma, there are times that severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes coincides with power surges. Because your AC is electronic, and power surges and electronics are not compatible, you’ll want to take steps to protect your AC. It’s ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to enhance protection during stormy weather.
Many people are concerned 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 actually damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before you run it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so keep 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, be sure to call Cool Power LLC 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 secured can help minimize your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to pick up any debris that may have accumulated around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Cool Power LLC can check 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 operate to cool your indoor space. You can help monitor 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 roughly 78 degrees Fahrenheit on extremely hot days. Note 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 think you are in need of an AC repair, call Cool Power LLC . We can be reached at 631-246-4029.