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 Dallas, occasionally severe weather can result in an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes goes hand-in-hand 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 severe storms. Some people worry about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is unnecessary, and could actually damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before you run 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 notice your unit is in standing water after a storm, you’ll want to call Tri County Air Care LLC before you turn it back on. Another threat to your AC in severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little hard to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items contained can help lower your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to clean up any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Tri County Air Care LLC can inspect 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 a lot of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to work to cool your house. You can help prevent 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 simpler the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to roughly 78 degrees Fahrenheit on really hot days. Note 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 believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Tri County Air Care LLC. We can be available at 469-617-3437 or through our useful online scheduler.