When rough weather heads our way, whether it’s forecasted or not, it can have a lot of repercussions. Staying safe and protecting your home are your highest priorities, but did you know there are things you can do to prep your air conditioner so that when the storm finishes, your AC repair technician will give you the a-okay?
Taking even a small bit of time to think about your heating and cooling systems before the storm comes can help you avoid damage to your system when it’s all said and done. Then, when you schedule for an AC repair technician to check your system afterwards, they can possibly provide you with good news that your steps worked.
At Stevenson Service Experts, we recognize that there’s only so much prep work you can do to get ready for threatening weather, and time likely will not give you much notification, so we’ve put together a a checklist of what you can do before and after a severe weather event happens.
- Turn off your heating and cooling equipment. Power surges are typical during severe weather, so be sure to turn off your system via your thermostat and your circuit breaker to make sure it is completely off.
- Cover the outdoor unit. Whether it’s a specific AC cover or simply a tarp, covering your system and securing the cover has the ability to keep away any debris that gets thrown around during threatening weather. Just make sure you have turned the system fully off prior to covering it with anything.
- Prep your yard. Ensure all loose outdoor items such as grills, patio furniture and any yard tools are stored in a protected place so that they don’t get tossed about during the bad weather.
- Clear the debris. Once it is ok to return out of your home, make sure any debris is cleared away from your outdoor unit.
- Damaged? If you notice any damage to your system or if it is sitting in standing water, call Stevenson Service Experts prior to turning on your air conditioner. We can properly look at your system and determine whether or not an AC repair is necessary.
Of course we all hope that threatening weather doesn’t hit us in Dayton, but we have to be ready if we want the best chance to avoid any major damage or other issues that may come with it. If you have any questions about how to best prep for severe weather in Dayton or want to know what our AC repair service consists of after the storm has passed, give us a call at 937-503-7896 or schedule an appointment with Stevenson Service Experts through our online scheduler.