Running your AC system during a tropical storm or hurricane can put your system at risk of electrical damage.
Brown outs are a huge concern during a severe storm. Low voltage dips are actually more damaging than voltage spikes. A severe dip in electrical current damages the AC motor and can lead to a costly repair.
Turn your HVAC system off before or as soon as the storm arrives. If you evacuate, turn your system off when you leave.
If you are riding out a storm and you see flooding waters accumulating, turn your system off!
Prevention is your best option. If you are in a flood zone, consider installing your outdoor unit on a raise hurricane rack to protect it from corrosive salt water in the event of storm surge on your property. Call us for a custom quote on raising your HVAC system onto a hurricane rack.
If you are concerned about storm damage, give us a call! Preferred Customers pay no dispatch fees Monday to Friday. We will come out and see if you system has sustained storm damage. Plus Preferred Customers get 15% discounts on repairs.
Here are a few of our Hurricane Hacks: