How to Prepare HVAC Equipment for a Storm
How Do You Prepare HVAC Equipment for a Storm?
When a storm is approaching, make sure your heating and air conditioning equipment is primed with these tips from Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning.
- Protect Your System from the Surge
Invest in a high-quality surge protector where any heavy appliances, like a furnace, are plugged into a common wall outlet, to automatically turn off your HVAC appliances if there’s a jump in the line voltage. Also, do not touch any electrical components, and ask for a technician’s help if you do not regularly use surge protectors.
- Make Sure Everything is Anchored
Confirm your outdoor equipment is installed on a concrete pad and properly secured to avoid the equipment from being launched in the air or washing away throughout the course of a storm. If your region is prone to hurricanes, use hurricane straps to keep your equipment safe from high winds.
- Cover Your Equipment (If Possible)
The welfare of you and your family should come first, but if time permits, turn off your heating and air conditioning system and cover the outdoor system with a tarp. Make sure you remove the tarp and any debris before you turn your equipment back on after a storm.
- Check For Damage
Once the storm has passed, make sure the system is safe before starting it back up. First, verify there are no indicators of damage and clean any debris from around the system. Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning for an equipment inspection if there is any damage or flooding to the unit. Once you’ve had the system inspected by a professional, turn the equipment back on as soon as possible to help dry the home and prevent mold from getting into the equipment or ductwork.
If your system has suffered any damage, check out these suggestions on what to do if your equipment suffers damage and then call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning and learn about our membership plans to help keep your heating and cooling equipment in working order all year long.
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