Severe weather and your air conditioner: from air conditioner covers to post-storm AC repair in Provo Published on September 08, 2015 When severe weather comes around, 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 passes, your AC repair technician will give you the a-okay? Taking even a few moments to think about your heating and cooling systems before the storm strikes can help you avoid damage to your system when it’s all said and done. Then, when you set up for an AC repair professional to check your system post-storm, they can probably provide you with good news that your steps worked. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we know that there’s only so much prep work you can do to get ready for threatening weather, and time might not give you much notification, so we’ve put together a list of what you can do before and after a severe weather event occurs. BeforeTurn off your heating and cooling equipment. Power surges are typical during severe weather, so be sure to turn off your system via your thermostat and your circuit breaker to know for sure it is fully off.Cover the outdoor unit. Whether it’s a specific AC cover or simply a tarp, covering your system and securing the cover has the ability to keep away any debris that gets tossed around during bad weather. Just ensure you have turned the system fully off in advance of 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 protected place so that they don’t get thrown around during the storm. AfterClear the debris. Once it is alright to go back outside, ensure any debris is cleared away from your outdoor unit.Damaged? If you locate any damage to your system or if it is sitting in standing water, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning prior to turning on your air conditioner. We can properly inspect your system and figure out whether or not an AC repair is necessary. Of course we all hope that threatening weather doesn’t hit us in Provo, but we have to be ready if we want the best chance to avoid any major damage or other concerns that might come with it. If you have any questions about how to best prep for threatening weather in Provo or want to know what our AC repair service consists of after the storm has gone through, give us a call at 801-396-0637 or schedule an appointment with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning through our online scheduler.