How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was built to bear all of the crazy weather in Shelby Township , sometimes severe weather can lead to an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes coincides with power surges. And since 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 most appropriate to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase protection during stormy weather. Many people have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is not necessary, and could essentially damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was made to handle rain and snow, so hold onto your money and avoid a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you see that your unit is in standing water after a storm, make sure to call Mr. Air Repair before you turn it back on. Another hazard to your AC throughout severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little difficult to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items contained can help reduce 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, Mr. Air Repair 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 endure water, your AC was made to handle lots of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to work to cool your home. You can help prevent some wear and tear by keeping your home’s temperature setting a little 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 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 effects of severe weather on your air conditioner, or wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Mr. Air Repair . We can be contacted at 586-262-4258 or through our useful online scheduler.