Keep Your AC Compressor Safe from Severe Storms
It’s that time of year again. The time when we have to keep umbrellas at every corner, stock up on canned goods (just in case) and the skies seemingly can open up at any moment. In Mobile, Baldwin County and surrounding areas in Alabama, we are used to experiencing all kinds of severe weather, especially during summer, or the peak of hurricane season. As we face another long season ahead of us again this year, it’s important to be prepared indoors and out. Severe storm activity may be inevitable in Mobile, and if we follow a few key steps, we can make sure our AC compressors never let us down in any kind of weather.
Hurricane Season Spans From June to November – Will Your AC Compressor Be Protected From The Storm?
Be ready when the first drop of rain falls with these easy-to-follow tips from the experts at Keith Air Conditioning, a leader in HVAC service, installation and repair since 1964!
- Use a surge protector. If you don’t already have a surge protector installed for your air conditioner, don’t wait any longer! Lightning damage can destroy or severely harm your AC compressor even with a short, pop-up storm. Your professional HVAC service provider is the best source to help you with this, and rest assured, the extra investment will be well worth the money.
- Make sure your AC compressor is safe and secure. When a hurricane or tropical depression is on its way, be sure to double check your unit is tied down and free from debris, which could damage it when the storm winds pick up. It’s worth noting if your straps are old, worn out or rusty, this year may be the year to replace them to better protect your AC compressor.
- Turn it off when things get choppy. When you get the advance warning about a major storm headed your way, it is a good idea to switch off the air conditioner including the thermostat and breaker.
- Do post-storm checkups. When the skies have let up and the sun is shining again, it’s safe to check how your AC compressor held up. Be sure to check for standing water, which could turn into harmful mold, and if there has been significant damage, call an HVAC professional to help you with the repair. Note: before the storm, it is a good idea to have a routine AC system check-up to ensure your system is running at its best.
Hurricane season is unpredictable and can be intense. Don’t leave your AC compressor safety to chance, follow these tips and when in doubt just contact the air conditioning experts at Keith Air for expert advice. We are here to help you weather the summer storms and stay cool in the process. Our NATE-certified technicians can help you prep your AC compressor for Alabama’s storm season and provide expert repair if damage occurs.