Storms pose a risk of damage to your air conditioning unit, as the system could be harmed by power surges, high winds and debris, flooding, hail, and more. Protecting the conditioner units that keep your home comfortable should be a priority before, during, and after a storm has passed.
Jarboe’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing explain tips to help protect your expensive outdoor cooling equipment when the weather takes a turn. Our team shares steps to take ahead of summer, when you first see the forecast, in the midst of the storm, as well as once it has passed. If you are concerned about damage to your air conditioner following seasonal storms, give us a call to schedule inspection and repair services.
It’s never too early to protect your AC from damage that could result when your outdoor unit comes into contact with severe weather conditions. It’s a good idea to take action on these tips well before you expect a storm so you have plenty of time to complete them.
If your air conditioner is harmed by storm conditions, will your homeowner’s insurance pay for repair services? You may assume your policy offers protection for any type of naturally-occurring damage, but it’s not uncommon for certain acts of nature to be left out. Flooding, for example, is rarely covered by standard policies. Take time now to understand how your policy protects you and your HVAC system.
When it comes to summer storms, most of us recognize they could cause havoc with home electrical systems. Call your trusted home services contractor to discuss home upgrades that can better prepare your home for summer storm season.
Approaching storms don’t leave a lot of time to clean up loose items in your yard. Make sure anything that could become debris is removed on a regular basis to prepare for storm season.
When a summer storm is heading your way, use the remaining time to safeguard your air conditioning condenser and home.
If you’re likely to lose power during a storm due to lightning or other damage, your home may warm up and become uncomfortable as you wait for the power to come back on. Pre-cool your house ahead of a storm so your family can stay comfortable.
Outdoors, your condenser is right in the line of fire to be hit by debris when storm winds pick up. Usually, a condenser cover isn’t necessary but it may provide some protection in the middle of a summer storm.
You want to turn off the air conditioner prior to storms just in case a power surge happens. If the AC is running, fluctuating voltage could fry wiring and components, possibly to the point that the damage cannot be repaired.
When hard weather has lifted, you’ll need to go outside and take a look at your air conditioner before you turn it back on and run the system.
If you believe your air conditioner was impacted by a summer storm, don’t risk causing any more harm to your system. Call Jarboe’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to have an air conditioning professional inspect and service your unit.