While your air conditioner was engineered to endure all of the crazy weather in Port St. Lucie, occasionally severe weather can result in an AC repair. For example, 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 take steps to protect your AC. It’s ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to offer maximum protection during a storm.
Many people worry 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 essentially damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before you run it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so keep your money and avoid 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 Custom Air Systems Inc before you turn it back on.
Another threat to your AC in severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little harder to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items restrained can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to clean up any debris that may have gathered around your unit. If debris did hit and damage your unit, Custom Air Systems Inc can check 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 tolerate water, your AC was made to handle lots of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to run to cool your home. You can help control 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 around 78 degrees Fahrenheit on really 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 Custom Air Systems Inc. We can be reached at 772-247-2283.