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Protecting Your HVAC System During Major Storms

Protecting Your HVAC System During Major StormsYour HVAC system is durable enough to withstand a little drizzle every now and then. Stormy weather, however, is a different story. When a major storm arrives, with strong winds involved, you need to ensure that your system has ample protection.

Before the storm arrives, protecting your HVAC system should always be on your list of things to do. This will prevent serious damage to your system, which in turn will help you avoid expensive repairs. Here are some suggestions to protect your HVAC during major storms:

  • Elevate your HVAC system – If you live in a flood-prone area, you should have your system installed in an elevated location. Your HVAC specialist will know where to place your unit to ensure that it does not get inundated by flood waters if flooding occurs.
  • Invest in sturdy HVAC covers – These covers should protect your unit not only from rainy weather but also from wind and debris that might get blown into it. Canvas covers are the most cost-effective for your unit. Sturdier HVAC covers made from plywood and other materials can help protect your system from branches and other heavy debris that might hit it. Just be sure to remove the cover once the storm has passed to eliminate the dangers of mold and mildew.
  • Clear any debris and items that may blow into your unit – Even with covers, when strong winds blow, these can hurl lawn furniture, large branches, and similar debris at your HVAC. To ensure that this does not happen, do what you need to do to remove possible projectiles from your yard before the storm hits. Move your lawn furniture indoors, trim large branches, and secure anything that can be hurled by the wind.

If your HVAC suffers damage after a storm despite all your efforts to protect it, you should contact a specialist to help repair it as soon as possible. In Fort Lauderdale, FL, the company you can trust with your HVAC concerns is Protocool Cooling Solutions. We can help you with all your HVAC issues, and these include HVAC installation, HVAC repair, and HVAC maintenance.

Contact us online or give us a call at 954-210-5303 to find out more about our services and how we can help you protect your system from inclement weather.