Hurricane season is here. The last thing you might be thinking about is AC maintenance. You’re likely preparing the rest of your home for strong weather conditions, but don’t forget about preparing your air conditioner for the changing weather patterns! Air conditioning maintenance should be carried out on a regular basis, but it is especially important during this time of year.
Preventative HVAC maintenance will include having your air conditioning system checked no less than once a year. The conditions that hurricanes bring can take a massive toll on the comfort of your family, and you want your AC functioning in good condition.
Waterproofing your air conditioner with a tarp is not necessary throughout the year. However, during hurricane season this will be a good investment to protect your home from water damage. AC units that rest on a concrete slab will provide a good foundation for your exterior AC unit. This can be done at any time, but it is especially important during this season to prevent damage from pooling water.
South Florida requires that AC units are securely mounted to concrete slab. Additionally, installing a surge-protector is a good way to prevent against lightning threats.
And last but not least, make sure that you have removed any loose debris that may be lifted by wind gusts and destroy your outdoor AC unit.
At Art, we care about our customers and their homes. Our experts have put together some suggestions for AC maintenance during a storm, and by this we mean how to take care of your HVAC system when a storm strikes.
If you have not conducted regular AC maintenance throughout the year, preparing for hurricane season would be a good time to do so. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric can take care of your home’s preparation for hurricane season including your air conditioner and your electronics. There are practical ways to ensure that your AC unit does not become a costly and inconvenient expense after the storm and the season for that matter has passed. If you think it’s time for a checkup, call in the experts at Art. We’ll make sure your HVAC system is ready this hurricane season!
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