How Do You Prepare HVAC Equipment for a Storm
When a storm is coming, make sure your HVAC equipment is prepared with these recommendations from Service Experts Commercial HVAC.
- Protect Your System from the Surge
Invest in a high-quality surge protector where any heavy appliances, for example, a furnace, are plugged into a common wall outlet, to automatically shut off your equipment if there’s a spike in the line voltage. Also, never to touch any electrical components, and ask for an expert’s help if you need help assistance with 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 in a storm. If your region is prone to hurricanes, use hurricane straps to project your equipment from high winds.
- Cover Your Equipment (If Possible)
The well-being of you and your family should be priority, 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 system back on after a storm.
When the storm has passed, ensure the system is safe before turning it back on. First, confirm there are no signs of damage and clean any debris from around the equipment. Call Service Experts Commercial HVAC for an inspection if there is any damage or flooding to the system. Once you’ve had the system inspected by a professional, turn the equipment back on right away to help dry the home and avoid mold from getting into the equipment or ductwork.
If your equipment has suffered any damage, check out these recommendations on What To Do If Your Air Conditioning System Experiences Flooding or Hail Damage and then call Service Experts Commercial HVAC and learn about our membership plans to help keep your heating and cooling equipment in working order all year long.