How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was engineered to endure all of the crazy weather in Orrville, occasionally severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes goes hand-in-hand with power surges. Since 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 ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to enhance protection during severe storms. 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 essentially damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so save 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 Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric before you turn it back on. Another danger to your AC during severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little harder to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items secured can help reduce 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, Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric 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 work to cool your home. 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 simpler the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to roughly 78 degrees Fahrenheit on exceptionally 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 impact of severe weather on your air conditioner, or believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric . We can be contacted at 330-821-8432 or through our convenient online scheduler.