How Severe Weather can Affect Your Air Conditioner

September 08, 2015

When bad weather heads our way, whether it’s forecasted or not, it can have a big impact. Staying safe and protecting your home are your top priorities, but did you know there are steps you can take to prep your air conditioner so that when the storm finishes, your AC repair technician will give you the all-clear?

Taking even a small bit of time to think about your heating and cooling systems before the storm comes can help you protect from damage to your system when it’s all said and done. Then, when you set up for an AC repair expert to check your system afterwards, they can likely provide you with good news that your steps were worth the time.

At Komfort Air Service Experts, we recognize that there’s only so much prep work you can do to get ready for severe weather, and time might not give you much warning, so we’ve put together a few tips of what you can do before and after a severe weather event occurs.

Before

  • Turn off your heating and cooling equipment. Power surges are typical during bad weather, so be sure to turn off your system via your thermostat and your circuit breaker to ensure it is completely off.
  • Cover the outdoor unit. Whether it’s a specific AC cover or simply a tarp, covering your system and securing the cover may keep away any debris that gets tossed around during severe weather. Just ensure you have turned the system totally off prior to covering it with anything.
  • Prep your yard. Ensure all loose outdoor items such as grills, patio furniture and any yard tools are kept in a secure place so that they don’t get tossed about during the storm.

After

  • Clear the debris. Once it is alright to go back out of your home, be sure any debris is cleared away from your outdoor unit.
  • Damaged? If you see any damage to your system or if it is sitting in standing water, call Komfort Air Service Experts prior to turning on your air conditioner. We can properly check out your system and figure out whether or not an AC repair is needed.

Of course we all hope that bad weather doesn’t hit us in Charlotte, but we have to be prepped if we want the best chance to dodge any major damage or other concerns that may come with it. If you have any questions about how to best prep for bad weather in Charlotte or want to know what our AC repair service consists of after the storm has gone through, give us a call at 704-705-8135 or schedule an appointment with Komfort Air Service Experts through our online scheduler.

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