How Do You Prepare HVAC Equipment for a Storm
When a storm is on its way, make sure your HVAC equipment is ready with these tips from Komfort Air.
- Protect Your System from the Surge
Install a high-quality surge protector where any heavy appliances, like a furnace, are plugged into a standard wall outlet, to automatically shut down your system if there’s a increase in the line voltage. Also, do not 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 safely secured to avoid the equipment from being tossed in the air or washing away throughout the course of a storm. If your community 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 be priority, but if time allows, shut off your HVAC system and cover the outdoor system with a tarp. Be sure to remove the tarp and any debris before you turn your equipment back on after a storm.
After the storm has passed, make sure the system is safe before starting it back up. First, make sure there are no indications of damage and clean any debris from around the unit. Call Komfort Air for an equipment inspection if there is any damage or flooding to the unit. Once you’ve had the equipment inspected by a professional, turn the equipment back on immediately to help dry the home and limit mold from getting into the equipment or ductwork.
If your air conditioner 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 Komfort Air and learn about our Ultimate Protection Plan to help keep your HVAC equipment in working order all year long.