How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair

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While your air conditioner was designed to withstand all of the crazy weather in Rock Hill, sometimes severe weather can result in an AC repair. For 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 are concerned about too much water getting on their air conditioner and choose to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is unnecessary, and could potentially damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so keep 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, be sure to call US Air Heating and Cooling before you turn it back on.

Another danger to your AC during severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little hard to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items restrained can help lower your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to pick up any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, US Air Heating and Cooling can check 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 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 work to cool your house. 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 around 78 degrees Fahrenheit on really hot days. Remember 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 wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call US Air Heating and Cooling. We can be reached at 803-980-4328 or through our convenient online scheduler.

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