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 Dallas, occasionally severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For example, bad weather oftentimes coincides with power surges. Because 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. Many people worry about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect to cover it with a tarp or cover. This does not help, and could potentially damage your AC if you don’t remember to remove the covering before running it again. Your AC was built to handle rain and snow, so keep your money and prevent a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you see that your unit is in standing water after a storm, be sure to call Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas before you turn it back on. Another danger to your AC in 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 remove any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas can check 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 lots of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to run 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 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. 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 wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas. We can be contacted at 214-261-0034 or through our handy online scheduler.