How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was engineered to bear all of the crazy weather in Crestview, there are times that 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 best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to offer maximum protection during a storm. A lot of people have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is unnecessary, 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 keep your money and avoid 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 Gordon 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 harder to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items contained can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to clean up any debris that may have accumulated around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, Gordon 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 tolerate 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 operate to cool your home. You can help control 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 about 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 effects of severe weather on your air conditioner, or wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Gordon Air Conditioning. We can be contacted at 850-682-5509 or through our useful online scheduler.