Can MY Air Conditioner Be Turned On During A Thunderstorm?
Why is it important to turn off your AC unit during a storm?
Lightning strikes to your home are a possibility during a storm. A lighting strike can cause a significant power surge through your home’s electrical system. The surge can cause serious damage to your air conditioner if it is in operation.
Air Conditioner Damage
The damage caused by a lightning strike can make your air conditioner unusable. It can become damaged, requiring an extensive repair or even replacement of the entire unit.
How can I protect my Air Conditioner?
Sadly, surge protectors don’t provide the protection needed caused by a lightning strike, so plugging your AC into one won’t have the benefits you expect. So it is best to keep your air conditioner off when storms appear. Have your unit inspected by one of our Jasso HVAC professional technicians before using it after flooding.