Is Your Home Ready For Hurricane Season?
If you’ve lived in Florida for any length of time, you’ve experienced your fair share of hurricane seasons. And while we are sure you’ve got all the basics covered, there’s a good chance you haven’t thought about how to prepare your HVAC for a tropical storm. The Air Hawk team has you covered. Here are a few tips to get your HVAC system ready for any storm.
Turn Off The Power
Is the storm coming your way? To help minimize damage, we recommend turning off the power to your HVAC unit. Hurricanes can cause power surges and outages. By turning off the electrical breaker, you can prevent serious damage to your HVAC system. This will also protect other major appliances in your home.
Turn Off The Gas
Do you have a gas furnace? Just as with electricity, hurricanes can cause serious damage to gas lines. And that can result in severe and life threatening problems. As the storm approaches, we recommend taking the precaution to cut the gas supply. This will not only protect your HVAC unit, but also the safety of your family.
Secure Your HVAC Unit
The high winds of the hurricane can easily lift up your HVAC unit, if it’s not properly secured. To prevent this, make sure your outdoor unit is tightly bolted down. Not sure how to secure your unit? The Air Hawk team can help. Contact us and we will properly secure your unit. In addition to bolting down your HVAC unit, we also recommend covering it. This will help protect it from all the elements and flying debris.
Every hurricane season is different. But no matter the year, it is important that you properly prepare your home for the storm. And once the storm is over, we recommend contacting your HVAC professionals to ensure there are no issues with your unit. The Air Hawk team is here for you seven days a week—so don’t hesitate to contact us. Keep your home and your family safe this hurricane season.