How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was designed to endure all of the crazy weather in Safford, occasionally severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For example, bad weather oftentimes corresponds with power surges. And since 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 severe storms. Some people are concerned 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 potentially damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was made 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 B&D Air Conditioning before you turn it back on. Another threat 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 minimize your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to pick up any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, B&D Air Conditioning 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 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 indoor space. 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 easier the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to roughly 78 degrees Fahrenheit on exceptionally 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 wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call B&D Air Conditioning. We can be available at 928-432-6018 or through our convenient online scheduler.