While your air conditioner was engineered to bear all of the crazy weather in Georgetown, occasionally severe weather can result in an AC repair. For example, bad weather oftentimes coincides with power surges. Because 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 a storm.
A lot of people worry about too much water getting on their air conditioner and choose to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is not necessary, and could actually damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so keep your money and avoid a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you notice your unit is in standing water after a storm, make sure to call Miller Climate Control LLC before you turn it back on.
Another hazard to your AC throughout 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 does hit and damage your unit, Miller Climate Control LLC can examine 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 lots of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to work to cool your home. You can help prevent 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 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 impact of severe weather on your air conditioner, or wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Miller Climate Control LLC. We can be available at 512-937-2001.