Hurricane season is upon us. Are you prepared for the impending storms?
Florida’s hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. While most summer storm preparation lists include stocking up on water, food, batteries, and sandbags, you shouldn’t neglect your air conditioning system. Take care to prepare your system for the summer storms ahead.
Before the Storm
Cool your home before the storm starts. Once the storm begins, there’s a good chance your home will lose power. Set your thermostat a few degrees colder than normal and shut your windows to ensure that you’ll stay comfortable until the storm passes.
Despite popular belief, you should not open windows. Not only does this leave you less time to get to a safe shelter, but open windows can damage roofs in older homes.
During the Storm
For those homeowners whose units aren’t elevated, keep an eye out for rising water levels as the storm progresses. The water can damage the internal mechanisms of your system. If you experience over a foot of standing water, schedule an appointment with a trusted technician at Lindstrom Air.
After the Storm
Carefully examine your unit for damage after the storm has passed. Look for debris lodged in the unit, water damage, and refrigerant leaks. Do not turn on the unit if you suspect any type of damage; electricity can do further harm.
Weather the storm with the trusted team at Lindstrom Air. We’re your local air conditioning, heating, plumbing, and air quality experts. Give us a call today (800) 813-1824.