How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair

While your air conditioner was built to withstand all of the crazy weather in Kearney, there are times that severe weather can lead to an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes coincides with power surges. Since your AC is electronic, and power surges and electronics are not compatible, you’ll want to take steps 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 severe storms.

A lot of people worry about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is unnecessary, and could potentially damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was built 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 Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning before you turn it back on.

Another hazard to your AC throughout severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little harder to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items secured can help minimize your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to remove any debris that may have gathered around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning 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 withstand water, your AC was made to handle lots 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 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 less strenuous 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 Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning. We can be reached at 308-624-3485.

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