How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was designed to withstand all of the crazy weather in Humble, occasionally severe weather can lead to 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 take steps to protect your AC. It’s best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to offer maximum protection during severe storms. A lot of people are concerned 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 actually damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before operating 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, make sure to call Arrings A/C & Heating before you turn it back on. Another danger to your AC in 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 clean up any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris did hit and damage your unit, Arrings A/C & Heating can examine 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 withstand 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 house. You can help prevent 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 roughly 78 degrees Fahrenheit on exceptionally 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 wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Arrings A/C & Heating. We can be contacted at 281-713-8304 or through our useful online scheduler.