Although we never hope to have to deal with tropical storms, in West Chester it’s a reality we must be prepared for. So if you don’t already have a plan to keep your home and family safe, be sure you include air conditioner service when severe weather looms. Of course it’s not the most important concern during these times, but there are a few steps you can take to help protect your heating and cooling system in the event of an emergency weather situation.
Or in this case, the air conditioner! Make sure your air conditioner is firmly attached to its base. If any bolts or screws are loose to begin with, tighten them up. Then, take extra precaution by securing the air conditioner with reinforcement using bolts, straps, or rope. If it’s about time for your regular air conditioner service, your expert technician from Wesley Wood Service Experts in West Chester can offer advice on the best way to secure your specific air conditioner.
This may seem like an obvious step, but in the first moments of a weather emergency it can be easy to panic and forget this and other smaller yet vital tasks. Turn off your air conditioner from the thermostat first. Then, if you aren’t intimately familiar with your fuse box, it’s a great time to get acquainted! Switch off the fuse connected to your air conditioner and observe and note which fuses control other areas or appliances in your home. Doing so before an emergency saves you the hassle and danger of having to do so in the dark later.
Hurricane force winds can do a lot of damage but so can a wheelbarrow that has been thrown into your air conditioner. As long as it’s still safe to be outside, make sure you clear the immediate area surrounding your air conditioner. This means furniture, tools, toys, and any other number of things that could turn into a projectile in unstable weather. Anything that could get thrown into your air conditioner (or your home, for that matter) should be moved to a safer place and secured there.
In the event that a hurricane or severe storm forces water into your air conditioner, DON’T restore power to your air conditioner. If you are unsure of its safety AT ALL, you should immediately call in a licensed professional to assess the damage. The pros at Wesley Wood Service Experts have seen it all before. So whether West Chester is expecting a big storm or if you just want to schedule an air conditioner service before any future storms hit, call 484-401-7577 today or schedule an appointment online.
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