How Severe Weather Can Lead to an AC Repair

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While your air conditioner was built to withstand all of the crazy weather in Kennesaw and surrounding areas, occasionally 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 best to turn your system off using your thermostat and turn off the circuit breaker to enhance protection during stormy weather.

Many people are concerned about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This is not necessary, and could actually damage your AC if you neglect to remove the covering before you run it again. Your AC was built 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 Total Comfort Solutions before you turn it back on.

Another hazard to your AC throughout severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little harder to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items restrained can help reduce your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to remove any debris that may have collected around your unit. If debris happens to hit and damage your unit, Total Comfort Solutions 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 endure 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 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 simpler the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to roughly 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 wonder if you are in need of an AC repair, call Total Comfort Solutions. We can be reached at 404-987-5502.

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