How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair

Cooling

While your air conditioner was engineered to bear all of the crazy weather in Anaheim, sometimes severe weather can lead to an AC repair. For instance, bad weather oftentimes goes hand-in-hand with power surges. And 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 ideal to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to offer maximum protection during a storm.

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 does not help, and could potentially 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 avert 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 Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. before you turn it back on.

Another hazard to your AC in 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 accumulated around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. can inspect 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 tolerate 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 operate to cool your indoor space. You can help prevent 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 about 78 degrees Fahrenheit on really hot days. Note 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 Eco Fresh HVAC Inc.. We can be available at 714-855-1717.

Back To Blog