HVAC Systems and Hurricanes
Hurricane season is here and storms are predicted to be severe.
All it takes is one bad storm to cause severe damage, especially if your home isnít adequately prepared. We canít control the weather, but we can prepare our homes to minimize damage.
All it takes is one bad storm to cause severe damage, especially if your home isnít adequately prepared. We canít control the weather, but we can prepare our homes to minimize damage. Hereís some tips to help you prepare your home and HVAC system:
Before the storm
Turn off your HVAC system. If you are using window units, unplug them, remove the unit and seal the opening. You should also shut off the breakers going to the unit to help prevent damage. The system will be out of commission during the storm, so be prepared with appropriate clothing for staying warm.
After turning off your HVAC, cover and secure your outside HVAC equipment. You should also secure or store any loose items from your yard. Hurricanes are notorious for picking up such items such as lawn furniture or grills and rearranging them around the neighborhood. Securing these loose items helps to protect your home and your neighborís from damage.
After the storm passes
Make sure you do a visual inspection of your HVAC unit. Check the exterior for any damage and the inside to make sure that debris hasnít clogged the unit. If everything looks alright and the unit isnít sitting in standing water, turn it on. If you are unsure as to whether it is safe to turn the system back on, please contact a trained technician. This could help prevent costly damage to the unit from debris or wildlife that may have decided to seek shelter in the unit or other internal issues.
For more expert information about preparing your HVAC system for the hurricane season, or other home comfort related questions, contact Arundel Cooling today. They have been providing professional installations, service and hurricane protection tips to the Maryland area for several decades.
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