How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was engineered to withstand all of the crazy weather in La Puente, sometimes severe weather can lead to 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 try to protect your AC. It’s best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase protection during a storm. Some people have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is not necessary, and could potentially damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before running 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 see that your unit is in standing water after a storm, make sure to call Temp Air System Inc before you turn it back on. Another danger to your AC throughout severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little difficult to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items secured can help lower 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, Temp Air System Inc 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 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 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. Don’t forget that the older your AC is, the more it may struggle in hotter weather. If you have any questions about the threat of severe weather on your air conditioner, or believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Temp Air System Inc. We can be contacted at 626-587-4559 or through our handy online scheduler.