We love being an HVAC company in Colorado.
We at Tri-City HVAC love the beautiful morning sunrises over the prairie, the inspiring pioneers, and even the crazy and unpredictable weather.
Based here in Northern Colorado, we love watching those crazy summer storms blow in and give us a show. However, as heating and air conditioning Loveland experts, we have had a lot of interesting questions and myths about those summer storms and your air conditioner, so we are here to clear up a couple of things.
First, there is a myth running around that lightning is drawn to running air conditioners. This is an absolute myth. While air conditioners are made out of metal, they are just as vulnerable to lightning strikes as any other metal or electrical equipment—no more and no less.
It is perfectly safe to leave your unit running even as it storms. We would, however, suggest turning off your unit if the power starts flickering on and off.
One thing you will want to watch out for is hail. Hail often dings and bends the outside of your compressor, and it can also damage the blades on the compressor fan and restrict air flow. You will want to do three things if this happens.
First, prevent this from happening by making sure the compressor doors and covers are all secure. You will want to do this before it rains on a sunny day as it can be dangerous to do it during the storm. If you do notice hail damage after a storm, call us so you can get the problem taken care of before it becomes a bigger one.
No matter what your cooling needs are this hot summer season, we can help you stay cool.
Call Tri-City HVAC today!