How to Prepare your AC unit for Hurricane Season
It’s almost that time of year again – hurricane season. As you prepare your home for the potential dangers and damage a hurricane can bring, make sure you also take the time to get your AC unit ready for inclement weather. We’ve gathered our top expert tips on how to prepare your AC system if and when bad weather conditions strike.
1. Turn off your AC system at the circuit breaker. Heavy storms could cause dangerous power surges that may result in a fire.
2. Protect your outdoor condenser with a plywood or tarp cover. This will help keep it safe from the heavy rain and high winds of a hurricane.
3. Put away your window AC units. Under high wind speeds, these units can be ripped from the window and get thrown through the air, posing a threat to others and your property. It’s best to keep these safely inside until after the storm is over.
4. Check your yard. Items left outside, such as patio furniture, toys and even large branches can become dangerous under severe weather conditions.
5. Purchase a generator. The last thing you want in the middle of the hot temperatures of East Texas is to be without power and air conditioning due to a storm. Investing in a generator can help you power your AC unit if bad weather conditions leave you without power.
Following any inclement weather conditions, you should always check your AC for damage or flooding. If you are unsure of whether or not your air conditioner has been damaged, one of our experienced technicians at Long AC can help.
If your unit has been damaged beyond repair, we can help you find a replacement that best suits your heating and cooling needs, such as the energy-efficient XV20i TruComfort, or the quietly operating XV18 TruComfort by Trane. Whatever your AC needs may be, we can help you find the best new unit for you.
From preparing your unit for severe weather to helping you make your next investment, we’re here for you at Long AC. To learn more about how we can help or to get in touch with us today, visit longac.com/contact or call (936) 756-5645.