HVAC Safety and Prep for Hurricanes

HVAC Safety and Prep for Hurricanes

Hurricane season can bring severe weather to the Peachtree City area even if one of these windstorms doesn’t directly hit the city. It’s important to make sure that you’re prepared for this kind of weather event, which includes protecting your HVAC system. Keep these hurricane safety tips in mind for this year’s hurricane season.

Preparing Your HVAC System

When there’s a storm headed for the Peachtree City area, taking steps to make sure your HVAC system is protected can lower the risk of serious damage. While you’re getting your home ready for the storm, you should do the following:

  • Shut off your gas supply if your home has a gas furnace.
  • Shut off the breakers that provide power for your HVAC system.
  • Check for loose bolts on your outdoor unit, and tighten them as needed.
  • Use an HVAC cover to keep your outdoor unit safe from damage caused by branches and other flying debris.

Checking for HVAC Damage

After severe weather from a hurricane or tropical storm passes through the area, you should check your HVAC system for any signs of damage. This helps ensure that you have repairs done promptly if needed. Once the storm is gone, you should do the following:

  • Do not turn your HVAC system on if you suspect that there is damage. Instead, have an HVAC technician inspect it to ensure that it’s safe to use.
  • Remove branches and other debris that is on or near your outdoor unit.
  • Remove the cover on your outdoor unit, and look for dents and other signs of damage from water or debris.
  • Schedule an inspection with an HVAC technician in case your HVAC system has hidden signs of damage that you might not notice. Your HVAC technician can check for problems and perform repairs on your system as needed.

If you need more hurricane safety tips for your HVAC system at your Peachtree City home, please contact Powers Heating and Air.

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