HVAC System Hurricane Essentials for the 2020 Hurricane Season
Unfortunately, inclement weather can cause major problems for you ventilation systems. We’ll guide you through our HVAC system hurricane essentials.
A few years ago, Hurricane Irma caused over $50 billion in property damage. Each year, the Florida coast is battered with storms.
Is your HVAC system prepared for hurricane season?
Protect your air conditioning system by preparing in advance, so it’s ready for high winds, heavy rains, and potential flooding.
If you want to keep your unit safe, read on to learn the hurricane essentials for your home air conditioning system.
Book a Pre-Hurricane Season Service
Before preparing your hurricane kit, book a pre-season service for your HVAC unit. A trained professional can check out your system and make sure it’s prepared for the upcoming rough weather.
During the service, they will make sure there are no loose parts that can be damaged or blown away in a storm and can check that there are no exposed parts of your system that can be damaged by floodwater or high winds.
After a hurricane, it’s always smart to have an HVAC professional make sure your system is safe before trying to turn it on again. The storm could’ve caused unseen electrical damage.
HVAC Unit Covers Are Hurricane Essentials
One of the most important hurricane supplies for your HVAC system is a cover for your unit.
Purchase a tarp that’s large enough to cover your entire unit. This will protect your HVAC unit from rain and water damage, so make sure it’s ready to go as soon as a storm is on the way.
When using a tarp, make sure it’s securely fastened, tightly, to your HVAC unit. This way it will withstand the storm and stay connected. You can also use this in conjunction with hurricane straps.
Make sure you’ve also pruned any large branches and tree limbs before storm season, as these can get blown off and break or damage your system.
When you purchase a new HVAC system, make sure you also purchase hurricane straps to keep it safe in a storm.
Hurricane straps go over your HVAC unit to safely secure it to the ground. In case of a hurricane or severe storm, this will keep your system in place so it’s not knocked over or damaged.
If your HVAC system is in a location where flooding can occur, consider having sandbags ready to prevent water from reaching the system.
Rows of sandbags can be essential to keep your home safe in rising waters and can give you more time to move items to higher ground.
If you’re able, it might also be worthwhile to move your HVAC unit up onto an elevated platform, to keep it away from any water.
Contact Us For Your Hurricane Season Preperation
Are you ready to prepare your HVAC system for the upcoming hurricane season? If so, contact us today for all of your hurricane essentials when it comes to your HVAC unit.
Our friendly and professional team have over 50 years of combined experience in the heating and cooling industry. We will make sure your air-conditioning system is safe and prepared for any storm.
With the necessary preparations, you can keep your home safe during hurricane season. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you keep your home secure.