How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was designed to withstand all of the crazy weather in West Palm Beach, there are times that severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For instance, 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 most appropriate to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase protection during stormy weather. Some people worry about too much water getting on their air conditioner and choose to cover it with a tarp or cover. This does not help, and could actually damage your AC if you forget to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so keep your money and prevent 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 Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc before you turn it back on. Another hazard to your AC throughout severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little difficult to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items contained can help lower your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to clean up any debris that may have gathered around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida 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 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 house. You can help control 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 less strenuous the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to about 78 degrees Fahrenheit on extremely hot days. Note 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 Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc. We can be contacted at 561-515-5527 or through our convenient online scheduler.