Take steps ahead of a storm to keep your air conditioning running even when things outside get a little crazy.
Hot air is already rushing into the St. Louis metro area. And with the heat of summer come summer storms. Although most people often think about covering their air conditioners to keep them safe during the cold winter months, with storm season about to hit Missouri, it is a good idea to consider other ways to keep your air conditioner safe during hazardous weather. If you take these four preventative measures, you will keep your air conditioner safe and running strong well into the next season.
1. Turn you AC off during the storm
If you leave your AC on during a major storm, your unit can suffer severe damage if there are constant power interruptions. These power failures can take a big toll on the compressor as well as other internal part of the system.
2. Remove any hazards
If you hear that bad storms are headed your way, take precautions by clearing the area around your air conditioner. If the storms are ferocious enough, they can knock down dead limbs and toss things around. It is best to eliminate any outdoor furniture that can hit your unit, cut back any foliage that could be of concern and contact neighbors if they have anything that might pose a threat to your air conditioner if the wind escalates.
3. Have a surge protector in place
If you want to make sure that a surge doesn’t damage your unit during a storm, have your unit hooked into a surge protector. If you have a surge protector in place that will cover your whole house, then you don’t have to worry about any of your HVAC or electrical appliances and what a bad storm could potentially damage.
4. Have regular maintenance performed
The best way to protect your air conditioning unit is to have regular maintenance performed before a storm makes its way to your location. If you have a professional maintain your unit, they can ensure that it is running well and can diagnose any issues that might develop in the harsh summer conditions. Make sure that your air conditioner is running in top shape before heading into storm season.
Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating Can Help
When ignored, your HVAC unit can develop costly issues, but if you take the time to treat it right, it will return the favor. Take steps ahead of time to keep your air conditioning running even when things outside get a little crazy. Call today to have your air conditioning maintained by a professional St. Louis HVAC technician and ensure that your unit can make it through the long, stormy season ahead.
Call Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC today at (314) 471-7625 or fill out our online contact form to request a FREE estimate.