While your air conditioner was engineered to endure all of the crazy weather in Cape Coral, occasionally severe weather can lead to an AC repair. As an 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 make an effort 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 severe storms.
Many people are concerned about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is unnecessary, and could essentially damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was made to handle rain and snow, so keep your money and prevent 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 Comfort Zone Inc before you turn it back on.
Another danger 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 lower your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to clean up any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris did hit and damage your unit, Comfort Zone Inc 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 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 indoor space. 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 less strenuous the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to roughly 78 degrees Fahrenheit on extremely 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 believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Comfort Zone Inc. We can be reached at 239-214-0411.