How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was designed to bear all of the crazy weather in Port Saint Lucie, occasionally severe weather can result in an AC repair. For 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 try to protect your AC. It’s most appropriate to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to enhance protection during stormy weather. A lot of 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 potentially 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 avert a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you see that your unit is in standing water after a storm, be sure to call Custom Air Systems Inc before you turn it back on. Another hazard to your AC during severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little hard to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items contained can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to remove any debris that may have collected 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 scorching 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 monitor 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 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 effects of severe weather on your air conditioner, or think you are in need of an AC repair, call Custom Air Systems Inc. We can be available at 772-335-3232 or through our useful online scheduler.