How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair 08/11/2017While your air conditioner was built to withstand all of the crazy weather in Columbus, there are times that severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For example, 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 most appropriate 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 choose 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 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 Wolfe & Sons Inc before you turn it back on. Another danger 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 lower your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to remove any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris did hit and damage your unit, Wolfe & Sons Inc can check it and perform an AC repair if it’s needed. In addition to storms, summer is known for its scorching heat. Just like it was made to endure 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 run to cool your indoor space. 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 less strenuous the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to around 78 degrees Fahrenheit on exceptionally hot days. Remember that the older your AC is, the more it may struggle in hotter weather. If you have any questions about the effects of severe weather on your air conditioner, or believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Wolfe & Sons Inc. We can be reached at 614-451-0846 or through our useful online scheduler.