The dreaded hurricane season comes and goes every year between the months of May and November. Living in Florida, we are well-adjusted to dealing with heavy storms and hurricanes so it seems like a no brainer when it comes to preparation. To save your pockets, here are some tips on how you can prepare by keeping your HVAC system safe from damage during bad weather.
Here at Donovan we provide a full inspection service on HVAC units when you purchase with us. Even if you have never used our services or bought an HVAC unit from us, be sure to get it checked and inspected in the possibility that there is any current damage that needs attention. Is it working properly? Is it maximizing the energy being spent? Getting an inspection will give you the answers you need to see if your system is prepared to deal with summer’s rising temperatures or stormy weather.
Lightning during a storm can be catastrophic to an HVAC unit or any electronic devices, for that matter. Having a surge protector will protect your HVAC unit from being struck and destroyed. Since the power of these strikes are unpredictable, you have to assume that any surge could be the one that knocks out your circuit boards. The more intense power surges can cause immediate failure to the unit, while others can slowly deteriorate over time. Imagine how many times your HVAC system gets damage every time there is an uneven power supply to your unit. This will damage the inner mechanics and eventually, the whole unit. Once you install a surge protector, it takes the hit so your AC doesn’t! Protect your investment and your comfort; purchase a certified Donovan Heat, Air, & Electric Compressor Defender today.
Covering your HVAC system with anything sturdy will “roof proof” it from any flying debris during a storm can prevent tremendous damage. Covering an HVAC system with a tarp or any wood material will act as a shield and do just the trick when creating the ultimate protection from harmful material. There is a myriad of unknown substances that can harm your HVAC unit without you being aware during these storms, so it is so important to make sure you are prepared. Contact us now if you need any directions on what you can use to protect your unit, and we will be happy to help.
Many people don’t think about taking this precaution with their HVAC systems during hurricane season but turning off the HVAC before a storm is a great way to prevent your unit from being damaged. For example, if you forget to turn it off before a bad rainstorm and your house ends up with two feet of flood water; the electrical panels in your HVAC unit gets irrevocably damaged. You are left spending much more than you needed to because you have to replace it. So, always remember to shut it down before storms arrive to prevent unnecessary repair costs, especially if you are by the coast or in a flood zone.
Since we have all lived through it, we know the difference between a bad storm, a tropical storm, and a hurricane. The above tips are very helpful for preparing for normal summer storms that are very common in Florida, but there are a few more important precautions that should be addressed when preparing for a hurricane.
Maintaining your HVAC system during stormy weather can significantly save you money and make the experience a lot less daunting. Keep your HVAC systems safe from any storm damage and call Donovan Air & Conditioning ator make an appointment with us online by clicking here. We are here to help you stay safe and dry during this hurricane season!