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Is My Air Conditioning System Safe During a Storm?

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 weather occurs.

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.