Although we all know well in advance when a hurricane is coming, taking
the proper precautions can help your family deal better with one of the
annoyances of living in Florida. Here are some tips from
Tampa air conditioning experts, Del-Air, for protecting your AC while making life a little easier
during hurricane season:
Lower Your Home’s Temperature
If there is a hurricane approaching, take a moment to lower your AC temp
so that your house can remain cooler longer in the event of a power outage.
After all, a hurricane is inconvenient enough without suffering stifling
heat and humidity to boot!
Turn Off Your System
While it’s wise to turn up the AC before a storm, once the hurricane
hits you should absolutely NOT run your AC unit. If a power surge occurs,
it can fry your unit, necessitating expensive repairs or even a complete
system replacement. To protect your home’s HVAC system, switch off
the unit at the circuit breaker and don’t turn it back on until
the hurricane passes.
Look for Damage
Even if you turned off your AC, it’s possible for damage to occur
during a hurricane. To ensure you’re in the clear, take time to
inspect your system after a storm has passed. Examine the area surrounding
the unit and look for damage from water or flying objects like tree limbs.
Next, turn the HVAC unit back on at the circuit breaker to make sure it’s
working properly. By letting the unit idle for too long, you risk mold
developing and causing even bigger problems for your home.
Trust Del-Air to Protect Your Home HVAC System
Worried that your AC unit has sustained damage during that last hurricane?
When everything settles down, call Del-Air for a check up on your unit
to ensure no hidden damage occurred that could affect its efficiency and
longevity. Not only do we provide expert maintenance and repair services on
Tampa air conditioning, but we also supply the latest
energy-efficient air conditioners should you want to replace your current model. Call today at (855) 972-9943, or
contact our team online for more tips on staying cool in your home this season.