While your air conditioner was designed to bear all of the crazy weather in Dayton, occasionally severe weather can lead to an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes goes hand-in-hand with power surges. And 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 ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to offer maximum protection during a storm.
Some people have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and choose to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is unnecessary, and could potentially damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before you run it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so save your money and avert a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you notice your unit is in standing water after a storm, you’ll want to call Jent Mechanical LLC before you turn it back on.
Another danger to your AC during severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little hard to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items secured can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to clean up any debris that may have accumulated around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Jent Mechanical LLC 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 tolerate 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 house. You can help control 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 around 78 degrees Fahrenheit on really 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 Jent Mechanical LLC. We can be available at 937-845-1111.