While your air conditioner was built to endure all of the crazy weather in Haines City, sometimes severe weather can result in an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes coincides 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 best 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 decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This does not help, and could essentially damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was designed to handle rain and snow, so save 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, make sure to call Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. 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 contained can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to remove any debris that may have accumulated around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. 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 withstand 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 work to cool your house. 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 easier the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to roughly 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 wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co.. We can be reached at 863-216-2923.