Summer in St. Lucie, FL, is one of the most beautiful times of the year. But it can also bring hurricanes. Undoubtedly, you already have a plan in place to ensure that you and your family are safe during potentially huge storms. However, it’s also important that you prepare your HVAC system for the winds and rains associated with hurricane season.
Keep the Area Clean
One of the best ways to protect your HVAC system during hurricane season is to make sure that there are no objects near the outdoor unit that can blow into it when high-speed winds are blowing. You should regularly walk around your yard and make sure that there are no items that the wind may throw into your unit. This type of damage can create the need for significant AC repairs.
Secure Your Unit
In the most extreme winds, it’s possible for your HVAC system to move from its position. Instead of gambling on the system tearing away from the side of your house, which can damage the system and the dwelling, invest in hurricane straps. These straps can hold your system in place while still allowing for it to work correctly.
Keep a Cover on Hand
Sticks, debris and other materials that blow in during a hurricane can get inside your outdoor unit and do serious damage to the fragile parts that make it work. While you don’t want to keep your system covered all the time, you should have a cover on hand that you can quickly put on before a storm hits. These covers can withstand objects that may crash into them.
Once the storm is over, you should always have your HVAC system inspected by one of our professional comfort specialists. Call Ranger Air Conditioning today to find out more about all our HVAC services.
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