While your air conditioner was built to endure all of the crazy weather in the Rio Grande Valley, sometimes severe weather can result in an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes goes hand-in-hand 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 ideal 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 decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This does not help, and could actually damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so keep your money and prevent a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you see that your unit is in standing water after a storm, you’ll want to call Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. before you turn it back on.
Another hazard to your AC during 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 accumulated around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. 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 lots of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to operate to cool your house. You can help control 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 extremely 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C.. We can be available at 956-381-1162.