We are currently in the middle of the Atlantic hurricane season, and as most Floridians know, you always have to be prepared. While you may be ready (possibly even over prepared) with your supplies and a solid evacuation plan, have you thought about your HVAC system? It is important to make sure that your HVAC system is prepared for the storm as well.
Here are some quick tips to help you get ready during this hurricane season:
Make sure your unit is secure: During a hurricane, high winds can cause major damage. This is why it is extremely important to ensure your safety (and the safety of your family and neighbors) by making sure your HVAC unit is bolted down. This can be done simply by applying straps to the unit. When securing your unit, you should also make sure that it is secured at an elevated level to prevent water damage in case of flooding. The last thing you want is an AC unit that stayed intact, but is of no use. Northeast Florida codes requires all units to be anchored during installation, so rest assured that any units installed by Environmental Air Conditioning Services have been anchored.
Prepare for a power outage: Hurricanes (and the thunderstorms that often accompany them) are main contributors to widespread power outages. When you hear that a storm may be approaching, it is important to pre-cool your home, in anticipation of a power outage. Turn down the AC and make sure all windows and doors are shut. While it does not maintain this temperature throughout the night, it will at least start you off with some level of comfort. In the event of a power outage, make sure to turn the electricity off and unplug the unit.
Have an AC repair team in Jacksonville, FL on stand-by: Once the storm passes, it is important to have a trusted HVAC expert that you can call to inspect your unit (and maybe even your air ducts) before you think about turning your system on again. Our team of AC repair and maintenance experts at Environmental Air Conditioning Services (EAC) are always ready for the job.
Hurricane or no hurricane, HVAC maintenance is a must during all seasons. Our team specializes in AC repair in Jacksonville, FL as well as routine service calls. We are ready to help when you need us.
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Even outside of hurricane season, if your AC needs to be cleaned or isn’t acting properly our team can take a look at your AC unit and diagnose the problem. In addition, our professional HVAC specialists are also available to help you with regular maintenance and AC repair in Jacksonville, FL. We service all brands.
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If you need air conditioning maintenance services for your home or property, look no further than Environmental Air Conditioning Services. We service all brands.
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