While your air conditioner was designed to bear all of the crazy weather in Safford, occasionally severe weather can lead to an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes corresponds with power surges. Since your AC is electronic, and power surges and electronics are not compatible, you’ll want to try 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 have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This does not help, and could actually damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so hold onto your money and prevent a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you see that your unit is in standing water after a storm, you’ll want to call B&D Air Conditioning before you turn it back on.
Another threat to your AC throughout 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 pick up any debris that may have accumulated around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, B&D Air Conditioning can examine 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 withstand 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 run 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 easier the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to roughly 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 think you are in need of an AC repair, call B&D Air Conditioning. We can be contacted at 928-432-6018.