5 Ways to Help Protect Your A/C System During a Hurricane

Take Action Before the Storm Hits!

So what can you do to help protect your A/C system from damage during a Hurricane or Tropical Storm. All Star Heating & Cooling has provided 5 steps you can take to help protect your A/C system this hurricane season.

1.) Turn off Your A/C System

Make sure you turn off your Air Conditioning system at the circuit breaker to ensure that the A/C unit is completely turned off. Hurricanes and strong tropical storms can definitely cause power surges. Power surges can cause serious damage to your A/C system as well as electrical fires that could put you, your family, and your home in danger.

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2.) Remove Window A/C Units

Hurricane Preparation Remove Window AC SystemIf you have a window unit, it is very important to remember to remove it from the window and close the window. It’s very common during a hurricane or strong tropical storm for window A/C units to be easily ripped right out of the window and this can cause severe damage to the A/C unit and your home.

3.) Cover Your Outdoor Unit

If you have a central Air Conditioning system in your Florida home, then you will need to protect your outdoor unit. You can use a specially designed vinyl condenser cover or a tarp that is properly secured to withstand hurricane force winds. To offer the most protection from flying debris it is best to use a pre fabricated decorative metal or wood frame. Plywood can also be used to help protect your system from any heavy winds or rains that could damage it.

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4.) Prepare a Backup Generator

Most hurricanes and in some cases strong tropical storms can leave you and your home without any electrical power. When the storm passes don’t find yourself without power and no running A/C to cool your home. A backup generator is the best way to ensure you and your family having a running air conditioning system after the storm passes.

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5.) Secure Your Homes Outdoor Area & Pickup Loose Items

It’s also very important to walk around your home securing any and all loose items. Tools, patio furniture and children’s toys all need to be cleared from your yard. During a hurricane or strong tropical storm, many of these items can become very dangerous flying projectiles that can be tossed around by strong gusts of wind and can easily end up causing damage to your A/C system. Make sure that any outdoor air conditioners are secured with hurricane straps to protect them from hurricane force winds.

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Protect Your A/C System Call All Star Heating & Cooling Today!

Make sure that your A/C system is ready for a strong Florida hurricane or tropical storm. Call All Star Heating & Cooling today! Our friendly technicians will make sure that your Air Conditioning system is running at its best. Just give us a call or go online and schedule an appointment at https://www.allstar-ac.com

 

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