Just because we live in the Sunshine State doesn’t mean we don’t
get our fair share of rain, especially during the summer. In fact, according
to the United States Climate Data, Florida receives more than 54 inches
of rain each year, making it one of the rainiest states in the country.
With so much precipitation, many homeowners worry about the safety of
their air conditioning systems. Fortunately, there’s no need to
fret a little rain – here’s why.
Protecting Your Air Conditioning System From Rain
Lucky for us,
air conditioning systems are essentially waterproof. Even during excessively rainy periods, your
air conditioning system can withstand the water. While lots of homeowners
cover the outside components of their air conditioners with a tarp during
rainstorms, this can actually do more harm than good. Tarps can trap water
in and around your air conditioner, which can lead to rust. Next time
it rains, just let your air conditioner be.
Protecting Your Air Conditioning System During Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
While rain alone won’t hurt your air conditioning system, tropical
storms and hurricanes can. Since Florida is custom to these storms, it’s
important to know how to protect your air conditioning system when inclement
Clear Debris: One of the biggest threats to your air conditioning system during a tropical
storm or hurricane is debris. These storms can produce fast winds, which
can cause objects to blow around and strike your air conditioning system.
Before a storm, make sure you clear your yard of anything that could damage
your AC, such as patio furniture, yard tools and the like.
Schedule Maintenance: Prior to a large storm, it’s a good idea to
schedule a routine maintenance checkup. A maintenance checkup will ensure that your AC is operating as efficiently
as possible, which will be beneficial in case your system needs to work
in overtime during and after a storm.
Protect Your Martin County Air Conditioner with Our Team
At Phoenix Air Conditioning, we understand that your HVAC system is a big
investment, so we want to help you protect it. Ensure your air conditioning
system is ready for the impending summer storms by scheduling maintenance
checkup with one of our team today, or give our Palm Beach County AC and
heating technicians a
call to learn more.