How Do You Prepare HVAC Equipment for a Storm
When a storm is approaching, make sure your heating and air conditioning equipment is primed with these suggestions from Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning.
- Protect Your System from the Surge
Purchase a high-quality surge protector where any heavy appliances, like a furnace, are plugged into a standard wall outlet, to automatically shut down your equipment if there’s a increase in the line voltage. Also, don’t touch any electrical components, and ask for an expert’s help if you need help assistance with surge protectors.
- Make Sure Everything is Anchored
Confirm your outdoor equipment is installed on a concrete pad and safely secured to avoid the equipment from being tossed in the air or washing away during a storm. If your community is prone to hurricanes, use hurricane straps to protect your air conditioning system from high winds.
- Cover Your Equipment (If Possible)
The welfare of you and your family is priority, but if time will let you, power off your HVAC system and cover the outdoor equipment with a tarp. Make sure you remove the tarp and any debris before you turn your unit back on at the end of a storm.
Once the storm has passed, ensure the system is safe before starting it back up. First, make sure there are no signs of damage and clean any debris from around the equipment. Call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning for an equipment inspection if there is any damage or flooding to the unit. Once you’ve had the equipment inspected by a professional, turn the equipment back on immediately to help dry the home and prevent mold from getting into the unit or ductwork.
If your air conditioner has suffered any damage, check out these suggestions on What To Do If Your Air Conditioning System Experiences Flooding or Hail Damage and then call Service Experts and learn about our membership plans to help keep your HVAC system in working order all year long.