While your air conditioner was designed to endure all of the crazy weather in St. Cloud, there are times that severe weather can result in an AC repair. For example, bad weather oftentimes coincides 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 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 choose 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 keep your money and avert a potential AC repair by not covering your unit. However, if you see that your unit is in standing water after a storm, you’ll want to call Osceola Air, LLC 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 restrained can help minimize 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, Osceola Air, LLC can check it and perform an AC repair if it’s needed.
In addition to storms, summer is known for its blazing heat. Just like it was made to endure 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 home. You can help monitor some wear and tear by keeping your home’s temperature setting a little warmer 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 really 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 believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Osceola Air, LLC. We can be contacted at 407-477-6319.