Many outdoor condenser units in air conditioning systems can handle light showers. But they can sustain damage during extreme weather events such as hurricanes. You can lessen the risk of damage to your AC system in Vero Beach, FL, by making preparations before the storm hits.
Invest in a Surge Protector
Get a surge protector to prevent your air conditioner from experiencing damage from an electrical surge. They can overload and destroy the inner mechanics of your air conditioner, requiring you to get a new AC system. You can shield your AC system from excess voltage by getting a professional to install a surge protector.
Cover Your AC Condenser Unit
Protect your outdoor condenser unit by covering it with weatherproof material. Consider using a vinyl condenser cover, tarp or plywood. Ensure your chosen material is well-secured, because if it is, strong winds and flying debris will be much less likely to harm your air conditioner.
Clear the Area
Make sure the area around your outdoor condenser unit is clear. Toys, outdoor furniture, sticks, rocks and other items that get thrown around during hurricane-force winds present danger to your AC system. While larger items have the potential to crush your air conditioner, smaller items can get stuck in the fan blades, resulting in significant internal damage.
Secure Loose Items
You may have objects in your yard that are too big to store in your home, such as patio furniture. If this is the case, you can secure these items utilizing a variety of things, including museum gel, sofa fasteners or bungee cords. Secured objects won’t ram into or crush your outdoor condenser unit during a hurricane.
You can do several things to prepare your AC system for hurricane season. Seek professional help to ensure your air conditioner is in good condition before a storm. If your AC system gets damaged in a hurricane, contact Barker Air Conditioning and Heating for repair services.
Image provided by iStock