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://allstar-ac.com

 

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COVID-19 Response Plan

All Star Heating & Cooling has been deemed an essential business and will remain open for business and will to continue to provide the same excellent HVAC services to our community and is ready to take care of all of your heating and cooling needs. We specialize in indoor air quality and indoor air purification system installation.

With the current health crises and stay-at-home order issued to all Florida residents, we want to assure you that All Star Heating & Cooling is always prepared and ready to serve our community even in the toughest of times. We take pride in providing customers with the highest quality products and services. Our focus is to deliver the same great customer service even in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is why we have taken the following steps outlined below to keep SAFETY & HOME COMFORT our top priority, while performing any new installation or maintenance on your home's heating and cooling system during the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure it is safe for you and our technician.

The steps we have implemented during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Our team will be following all the hygiene recommendations of the CDC as applicable. Each technician has disposable gloves to wear, and is carrying anti-bacterial soap and water so that they can wash their hands after every call.
  • All trucks and tools will be cleaned on a daily basis.
  • If you have experienced any illness in your home or have been in contact with someone known to have experienced illness, please let the dispatcher know so we can take proper precautions for our technician’s health and anyone they interact with during their day.
  • Per social distancing, we will not be shaking hands (although we will greet you with a smile).
  • We have waived the requirement for you to sign a tablet or paper at the completion of work, a simple verbal OK will now be taken as acceptance.
  • If it is necessary for us to repair your indoor unit (located in a closet or your laundry room) we will limit the amount of time spent in the home to the best of our abilities.
  • During a regular Maintenance tune-up we may ask you to raise or lower the temperature on your thermostat so that our technician does not have to enter your home.

All Star Heating & Cooling has always put safety first and we will continue to take the necessary precautions in order to keep our commitment to all of you. Thank you for choosing All Star Heating & Cooling!