How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was built to endure all of the crazy weather in Redford, occasionally severe weather can result in an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes corresponds 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 best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to offer maximum protection during a storm. Some people have concerns 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 essentially damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so save 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, be sure to call Airtronic Heating & Cooling before you turn it back on. Another hazard to your AC during severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little difficult 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 gathered around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Airtronic Heating & Cooling can examine 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 endure water, your AC was made to handle large amounts of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to work to cool your indoor space. 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 around 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 effects of severe weather on your air conditioner, or think you are in need of an AC repair, call Airtronic Heating & Cooling. We can be available at 313-537-8111 or through our convenient online scheduler.