Protecting your Heating and A/C system from a thunderstorm

Protecting your condo while both of us were in a thunderstorm is essential for the safety of your family, your home, and your Heating and A/C system.

The two of us all suppose the precautions both of us should take to protect our homes and families when a hurricane comes.

But, you should also take precautions to protect your Heating and A/C system; Knowing how to protect your Heating and A/C system before the storm and how to approach it afterward not only helps to minimize system destruction helps minimize system destruction, and it can also help keep you safe. To keep your Heating and A/C equipment as safe as possible while both of us were in the storm, it’s suggested that you turn off the breakers to your A/C or heat pump and indoor air handler or gas gas furnace. Turn off the gas supply to the gas gas furnace. Secure your outdoor equipment and make sure all bolts are secure and tight and use hurricane straps when possible. If floodwater is a concern, have your Heating and A/C equipment sited on an elevated platform. Do not turn your Heating and A/C system on right after the hurricane has passed. You should have it checked by an Heating and A/C professional first before you turn it back on. If your Heating and A/C system was exposed to flooding or experienced other types of destruction while both of us were in the storm, some of that equipment may need to be upgraded. If there is any question that flood water has reached your heating or cooling equipment, it should be checked by a qualified Heating and A/C company. This equipment has valves, controls, and components that are especially vulnerable to water destruction from floods that may not be visible. Corrosion begins inside the valves and controls, and destruction may not be seen outside the unit.

 

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