How to Prepare HVAC Equipment for a Storm

How Do You Prepare HVAC Equipment for a Storm? 

When a storm is on its way, make sure your HVAC equipment is ready with these recommendations from Stevenson Service Experts. 

  • Protect Your System from the Surge 

Purchase a high-quality surge protector where any heavy appliances, such as a furnace, are plugged into a common wall outlet, to automatically shut down your system if there’s a spike in the line voltage. Also, don’t touch any electrical components, and ask for a technician’s help if you are not familiar with using surge protectors. 

  • Make Sure Everything is Anchored 

Confirm your outside A/C equipment is installed on a concrete pad and securely fastened to avoid the equipment from being launched in the air or washing away in a storm. If your community is prone to hurricanes, use hurricane straps to keep your equipment safe from high winds. 

  • Cover Your Equipment (If Possible) 

The welfare of you and your family should come first, but if time permits, turn off your heating and cooling system and cover the outdoor equipment with a tarp. Make sure you remove the tarp and any debris before you turn your equipment back on after a storm. 

  • Check For Damage 

When the storm has passed, be sure the system is safe before starting it back up. First, make sure there are no signs of damage and clean any debris from around the system. Call Stevenson Service Experts for an inspection if there is any damage or flooding to the system. Once you’ve had an inspection by a professional, turn the equipment back on immediately to help dry the home and avoid mold from getting into the unit or ductwork. 

If your equipment has suffered any damage, check out these recommendations on what to do if your equipment suffers damage and then call Stevenson Service Experts and learn about our membership plans to help keep your HVAC equipment in working order all year long. 

Savings For You

See All Offers Here >
Offer

$50 OFF ANY REPAIR

  • Save $50 on a Paid Service
  • Written 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Plus, ask how to save an additional 15% and waive your trip charge!
print
Offer

MAKE NO PAYMENTS FOR 30 DAYS!

  • Upgrade to Worry-Free Comfort with the Advantage Program and make NO payments for 30 days!
print

© 2024 Service Experts, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, and the Service Experts logo and design are registered trademarks of Service Experts LLC and used under license by SE Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.

Chat with a Service Experts Professional