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 Greenville, sometimes severe weather can result in an AC repair. As an 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 try to protect your AC. It’s best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase protection during stormy weather. A lot of 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 essentially damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was built 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 Ken Parker Service Inc before you turn it back on. Another threat to your AC in severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little difficult to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items secured can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to remove any debris that may have accumulated around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Ken Parker Service Inc 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 run to cool your home. You can help monitor some wear and tear by keeping your home’s temperature setting a little bit higher on these days. The closer your indoor temperature is to the outdoor temperature, the simpler the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to roughly 78 degrees Fahrenheit on exceptionally hot days. Remember 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 Ken Parker Service Inc. We can be contacted at 903-883-2829 or through our useful online scheduler.