How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair

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While your air conditioner was engineered to endure all of the crazy weather in Fort Worth, there are times that severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For example, bad weather oftentimes corresponds 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 ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to offer maximum protection during severe storms.

Many 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 forget to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was made to handle rain and snow, so hold onto 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, be sure to call Breeze Air and Heat 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 pick up any debris that may have gathered around your unit. If debris did hit and damage your unit, Breeze Air and Heat 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 tolerate 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 operate to cool your home. 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 easier the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to around 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 threat of severe weather on your air conditioner, or think you are in need of an AC repair, call Breeze Air and Heat. We can be available at 817-864-1021.

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