How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair

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While your air conditioner was designed to endure all of the crazy weather in Lake Charles, occasionally severe weather can result in an AC repair. For example, bad weather oftentimes goes hand-in-hand with power surges. Because 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 most appropriate to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to increase protection during severe storms.

Many people have concerns about too much water getting on their air conditioner and elect to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is not necessary, 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 avoid 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 ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc before you turn it back on.

Another danger to your AC throughout severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little difficult to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items secured can help lower 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, ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc 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 a lot of heat from the sun. But, the hotter the sun, the harder your AC has to run to cool your indoor space. You can help control 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 less strenuous the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to around 78 degrees Fahrenheit on really 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 threat of severe weather on your air conditioner, or wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. We can be contacted at 337-335-0992.

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