Tips to Prepare Your Air Conditioning Unit for Hurricane Season

The dreaded hurricane season has arrived here in the Lowcountry. When the threat of bad weather appears, you’ll have more than enough to worry about, prepping your house and yard. Take the time to secure your air conditioning unit with our expert tips.

Prep Before the Storm Arrives

Flooding is a concern as well as electrical outages and debris with a hurricane or tropical storm. Before a storm arrives, be sure to anchor and secure your unit, including the condenser. You may want to consider covering it with a tarp or other protective device, to prevent falling debris from getting stuck. If the forecast anticipates bad weather, consider turning off the unit at the breaker box to prevent power surges. 

Tips to Inspect Your AC Unit after the Storm

Once the storm has passed and it’s safe to venture outside, first physically inspect your unit. Once you’ve inspected the outside of the unit, attempt to turn it on. Check that there are not any weird noises or smells. Next, check to see how long it takes for the unit to cool off your house. If it takes longer than normal, be sure to call an expert technician like Blanton’s and Sons to take a look.

Plan Ahead Before It’s Too Late

Just like your air conditioner unit, you can take steps now to prep your home. Stock your home and your car with supplies. Give yourself more time than usual to prepare your emergency food, water, and medical supplies. Make an evacuation plan, just in case, and check in with older family and friends. 

If you need assistance in determining if your unit has been damaged or needs a repair, call us today at 843-851-7676.