How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was designed to withstand all of the crazy weather in Carson City, sometimes severe weather can lead to an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes coincides with power surges. 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 ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to enhance protection during a storm. A lot of people worry about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect to cover it with a tarp or cover. This does not help, and could actually damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so save 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, make sure to call Anderson Heating & A/C before you turn it back on. Another hazard to your AC in 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 collected around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, Anderson Heating & A/C can inspect it and perform an AC repair if it’s needed. In addition to storms, summer is known for its blazing 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 work to cool your home. You can help prevent 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 simpler the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to around 78 degrees Fahrenheit on extremely 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 impact of severe weather on your air conditioner, or wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Anderson Heating & A/C. We can be reached at 775-882-8154 or through our useful online scheduler.