Take These Steps to Ensure Peak Performance
During hurricane season, Birmingham residents experience severe weather, which includes heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. Strong winds and intense rain leave you, your home and your air conditioner vulnerable to extensive damage. Yard waste can clog your fan or bend the fins. Your AC compressor is the most expensive component in your air conditioner. If it’s damaged, it will cost a lot to replace.
Keep safe by taking precautions when big storms roll through. Call KS Services if you are concerned your AC compressor or air conditioner is damaged due to storms.
Our NATE-certified professionals are trained to spot inconsistencies with your AC compressor and ensure it’s operating smoothly after the storms. If the AC compressor is too far gone, we will suggest replacement options to fit your budget. We can also provide you with financing options.
Before the Storm Hits
Take preventative steps before a hurricane or other storm hits your home. Early prevention will help keep your home and AC compressor safe against damage from winds and excessive rainfall.
Begin by turning the power off to your air conditioner. In the event of a storm, power outages and surges are common, which can fry the AC compressor or start an electrical fire.
Air conditioners running when a storm occurs will experience blown circuits and fuses when the power returns. Keep you, your family and your home safe.
When the power is off, you reduce the risk of damage to your AC compressor and other vital components inside the exterior unit.
Many homeowners think covering their outdoor unit will protect it. If the storm isn’t a hurricane, however, a tarp can do more harm than good. Using a tarp during regular storm activity causes moisture to build up inside your equipment, which leads to mold and rust.
Hurricane weather is the ideal time to cover your exterior unit with a tarp. This protects the AC compressor against the intense winds and rain. Just make sure you uncover your equipment soon after the storm passes to prevent moisture accumulating inside on wiring, circuits and the AC compressor.
Wind Can Damage Your AC Compressor, Really!
Intense winds can blow debris, such as tree limbs, branches, and yard waste, across your property and hit your outdoor equipment. Damage can occur on the components inside your unit, including the AC compressor and condenser.
Lastly, remove any loose objects from your yard. Lawn furniture, toys, bikes or other objects can be destructive when the wind picks them up and blows against your AC compressor.
Time For an AC Compressor Inspection, Possible Repair
Ensure your air conditioning unit is safe from the storms by calling KS Services before you start your cooling system back up. Turning your unit after a storm hits without scheduling an inspection can be disastrous, especially if it’s sustained electrical damage.
We train our NATE-certified technicians to inspect and diagnose potential problems after a storm. We will ensure your system is safe to operate, so you can rest easy and stay cool inside your home.
Hurricane-generated intense wind and heavy rain are here through November, so your HVAC equipment needs extra protection. Concerned about your AC compressor? Call KS Services. We’re here for you before and after the season’s storms.