Hurricane season means potential damage to your HVAC system or electrical issues. The best defense is a good offense, so make sure to prepare properly for the storm season by protecting your HVAC from possible harm or malfunction. Here are some tips on storm-proofing your HVAC system before the hurricane season begins in Pinecrest, FL.
Elevate the Outdoor AC Condenser
Unless your HVAC system is newly installed, your AC condenser is probably sitting on the same pad where the contractors placed it when they built your home. Over time, the pad can sink further into the dirt, causing your condenser to be more vulnerable to floodwaters. Contracting an HVAC technician to elevate the unit before a storm season can help prevent water damage.
Turn Off Power to Your HVAC System Before a Storm
In the same way that you turn off the power to your television and appliances when preparing for a storm, you should turn off the power to your HVAC system. If lightning strikes your home, it could cause an electrical power surge that could damage your AC system. Making sure there is no power to the system can help prevent this type of damage.
Secure and Protect Outdoor Equipment
Your windows are not the only thing that needs covering during a hurricane. It would help if you also protected your AC condenser by covering it with a tarp or another protective shield. AC technicians will cover and securely fasten any AC condensers located on a second-story or rooftop.
Hopefully, a storm will not affect where you live, but it’s always wise to follow the hurricane preparedness guidelines. Including your home’s HVAC system in your pre-storm preparations can help prevent damage to the system. Contact RCI Air Conditioning Company now to schedule preventive maintenance on your HVAC system.
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