How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was engineered to bear all of the crazy weather in Topeka, occasionally 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 make an effort to protect your AC. It’s ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase protection during a storm. 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 potentially damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so hold onto your money and prevent a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you find your unit is in standing water after a storm, be sure to call Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. before you turn it back on. Another threat to your AC in severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little difficult to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items secured 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 does hit and damage your unit, Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. 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 tolerate 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 house. 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 easier the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to around 78 degrees Fahrenheit on really 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 wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc.. We can be available at 785-357-6200 or through our useful online scheduler.