Hurricane season lasts from June 1 through November 30. The Spring Hill, Florida, area is close enough to the west coast that a hurricane could do serious damage to homes in the area. Prepare for the potential of severe storms in the coming months with these essential tasks. Proper AC care can help you weather a hurricane more comfortably.
Protect Outdoor Units
Your outside unit is at the highest risk for hurricane damage, so you should take steps to protect it as much as possible. In our Floridian climate, many air conditioners are installed with hurricane straps in place. If yours wasn’t, secure it with hurricane straps now to keep it from blowing over in high winds.
You should have your air conditioner tuned up annually. This is particularly important if the unit has suffered through a hurricane in the past. Make sure you’ve handled any damage from previous storms so you’re not simply accumulating more with this year’s hurricane season. During your maintenance visit, our technicians will thoroughly inspect the air conditioner for any signs of pending trouble, so you’re in the best shape possible for the coming season.
Know When to Turn It Off
If you know a hurricane is on the way, there are a few critical steps that you should take. First, turn the temperature down a few extra degrees to get your home as cool as possible before you have to turn the system off. As the hurricane approaches, you should turn the air conditioner off by cutting electricity to this appliance. This will protect it from electrical surges during the storm. Don’t turn the AC unit back on until the storm has passed and you’ve carefully inspected it for any signs of damage.
If you find yourself in need of AC repairs during hurricane season, contact Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935. We’ll have your system operational again in no time.
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