While your air conditioner was designed to endure all of the crazy weather in Lodi, there are times that severe weather can result in an AC repair. As an example, bad weather oftentimes corresponds 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 enhance protection during severe storms.
Some people are concerned about too much water getting on their air conditioner and decide to cover it with a tarp or cover. This does not help, 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 keep your money and prevent 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning before you turn it back on.
Another threat to your AC during severe weather is falling (or flying) objects. This is a little harder to prevent, but keeping loose outdoor items contained can help minimize your risk. Once the storm passes, make sure to pick up any debris that may have gathered around your unit. If debris does hit and damage your unit, Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning 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 a lot 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 easier the work is for your AC. Many people are still comfortable with their thermostats set to around 78 degrees Fahrenheit on exceptionally hot days. Note 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 believe you are in need of an AC repair, call Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning. We can be contacted at 209-257-3156.