AC Unit Advice for Hurricane Season

In Florida, everyone knows June is the start of hurricane season, but do you know if your AC unit is ready to survive a storm? The team at United Refrigeration, Heating and Air can help you answer that question.

As always, our HVAC technicians are here with tips and services to protect systems across North Central Florida. Whether you live in The Villages, Ocala, or surrounding areas, you can rest assured knowing United’s experts are ready to address your air conditioning needs.

First, Understand the Value of AC Protection.

Put simply, AC protection is the key to system survival. Our best advice is for Florida homeowners and commercial businesses to join a Preventative Maintenance Program. United’s program includes scheduled inspections and multi-point checkups with maintenance to keep your AC unit and HVAC systems up, running, and weathering the storms.

Yes, general maintenance can help prevent operational breakdowns; however, AC protection also includes smart solutions to eliminate risks against flooding, wind, or debris. For example, personalized advice might include elevating systems, moving units, using platforms, adding protective covers, or installing bolts and straps for protection.

Also, if a storm strikes and you have emergency issues, you will want a quick response with advice, solutions, and services provided by HVAC technicians. United’s customers value our expertise, but our quick response to resolving AC unit issues is priceless. We are ready for your call before, during, and after storms this hurricane season.

Second, Be Ready to Identify AC Issues and Act Fast.

As Florida homeowners and businessowners, it is important to keep a watchful eye on your AC units and HVAC systems to ensure they are working and functioning in the right capacity.

For example, we advise you to look for AC issues or changes, such as corrosion or loose wiring. Obviously, be sure to also address any temperature changes, leaks, or water damage around your systems. Once spotted, act fast to call United for our expert advice and repair services.

Importantly, also plan to inspect your systems before and after a storm.  Before a storm, consider unplugging or switching off power to the unit via your electrical box to prevent any risk of power surges, which could cause major damage.

Finally, after a serious storm or hurricane has passed and power is restored, contact United’s experts for a post-storm inspection to ensure everything is in working order. This will promote functionality and protect the longevity of your systems.

United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team has helped keep homes and businesses running efficiently for over 30 years. Call 352-629-1187 to schedule maintenance or repair services.

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