While your air conditioner was designed to endure all of the crazy weather in Muskogee, there are times that severe weather can result in an AC repair. For instance, 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 most appropriate to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase protection during a storm.
Some people worry about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is not necessary, and could actually damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before you run it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so keep your money and avert a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you find your unit is in standing water after a storm, you’ll want to call Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. 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 secured can help minimize your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to pick up any debris that may have gathered around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can inspect it and perform an AC repair if it’s needed.
In addition to storms, summer is known for its sweltering 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 run to cool your home. 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 around 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc.. We can be reached at 918-682-8238.