Here at Team Air Assist we love information and we also love sharing it. Houston is known for it’s humidity and summer storms. We are known for for being the HVAC capital of the world ( if your asking me). With that being said we have to be cautious when it comes to our HVAC systems.
Storm damage to your HVAC system can cause long-term problems such as Control Boards failures, compressor surging, and other issues if you don’t do preventative maintenance to protect your system from the storm. Here are some of the things you can do:
1. Put away loose objects because wind is one of the culprits of any storm. Where it may not blow your system over it can blow debris into your unit and cause outside and internal damage.
2. Cover outdoor unit – To prevent anything from getting into and destroying your condenser coils or compressor it’s a good idea to turn it off although it may feel like torture it may save your unit and money. It may help to put sand bags around your system because of the heavy rain in the forecast, it can flood your outdoor system.
3. Install hail guards – If there’s a potential for large hail, we recommend installing hail guards on your outside unit to prevent major damage. Once the storm has passed, there are a few things you can check for to make sure your system is good to go. One of the most important things to look for is loose or disconnected electrical wires, which can be very dangerous to you and your HVAC system. If there’s any concern about the condition of your Houston system, contact an HVAC professional at Air Assist to come look for damage and do any necessary repairs. Our team of licensed, experienced technicians serves Cypress, Northwest-Houston and Katy areas.