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 Upland, occasionally severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For example, bad weather oftentimes corresponds with power surges. Since 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 offer maximum protection during severe storms. A lot of people are concerned 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 essentially damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before operating it again. Your AC was made to handle rain and snow, so hold onto your money and avoid a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you see that your unit is in standing water after a storm, make sure to call Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning before you turn it back on. Another danger to your AC during severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little hard 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 did hit and damage your unit, Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning 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 indoor space. You can help monitor some wear and tear by keeping your home’s temperature setting a little bit 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 about 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 effects of severe weather on your air conditioner, or wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning. We can be contacted at 909-982-5698 or through our handy online scheduler.