To say we’ve seen a lot of rain recently is an understatement. This was the wettest May in recorded history here in Texas. Parts of the state received more than 20 inches in May. Here in San Antonio, we’ve nearly doubled (more than 11 inches more than normal) our typical rainfall for this time of year.
And more storms are headed this way. Rain is expected through the weekend. So Champion AC likes to offer this friendly reminder of what to do with your AC when you lose power, just in case any of these storms turn severe.
If you lose power during a storm, make sure to turn OFF your air conditioner. For starters, it’s not going to keep you cool when there is no power. And, in turning it off, you’re protecting your circuit when the power eventually turns back on. If the AC has to kick on immediately, it may overload the circuit.
So turn that switch on your thermostat to OFF if you lose power. It’s a helpful hint to keep in mind any time severe weather is headed our way.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.