Protecting Your HVAC Unit During the Summer

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Summer brings all sorts of concerns for your Canyon, Texas, home and your HVAC system. Thanks to strong thunderstorms and other outdoor elements, your unit needs some extra TLC in the summer to make sure that it stays safe outside. With such a big investment, you can’t take any chances when it comes to protecting your system. 

Shut It Down During Storms

Unless you have a specialized surge protector for your unit, you may want to consider shutting your system down during thunderstorms. If lightning hits your unit or causes a power surge, it could ruin your entire system. If there’s lightning in the area, make sure your system is off until the storm passes. Although these power surges are rare, your HVAC unit is too big of an investment to risk anything happening to it. 

Consider Flooding

If there’s a chance for flooding in your area, then it’s important to protect your unit during heavy rains. Hopefully, your system is installed on a raised surface if it’s outside. If it’s not, you may want to consider installing a raised platform for your outdoor unit. If any part of your unit resides in the basement, consider installing a sump pump that will automatically remove water if your basement floods, which will protect your system from water damage. 

Prepare for the Worst

If a major storm may hit the area, prepare your outdoors for the worst. Make sure you tighten the bolts on your outdoor unit. Check around the area for anything loose that could be upended in the storm. Flying debris and other contaminants are dangerous for your unit, and you want to make sure nothing in the area may cause damage to it. You may even want to consider buying hurricane straps for your unit if the forecast looks especially grim. 

If you have concerns about protecting your system during the summer, we’re the people to call. Contact Grizzle Heating and Air at 806-553-4690 to speak to an experienced professional today. 

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