21 Jul Prep for Hurricane Season and Use Our Cooling Services in Harlingen
Hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30th, and while we are in the peak months, it is important to prepare and equip your home for the worst-case scenario. The first things to go during a hurricane is power. What is worse, is if you have an older AC unit then there is a potential risk of it breaking down. You can take regular preemptive maintenance measures to avoid this from happening. Here is what our technical specialists in cooling services in McAllen recommend you do as a homeowner.
Adjust your Thermostat
You should unquestionably not run your air conditioning unit during any storm. Before the hurricane, it’s best to lower the temperature of your thermostat, so when the time comes to turn off your unit, your house will stay cooler for much longer. This allows you and your family to keep cool and calm during the hurricane. Wait until the National Weather Service or your local news station has released any statement that indicates that the storm has passed before turning your A/C back on.
Call for Cooling Services in Harlingen
It’s essential to call us for your HVAC system’s maintenance to ensure its functioning correctly. This will give you peace of mind that your system will survive the storm and help do any damages caused by the storm less costly. Repairs before the harsh weather will prevent additional distress to any damages your unit may already have. We can offer a full inspection of our units and provide any questions or concerns you may have to guarantee the safety of your system.
Buy Surge Protectors for Your Protection
Surge protectors are a lifesaver. In case of a surprise storm, having a surge protector can help save your HVAC system from a power surge or outage. No matter how new or old your cooling system is, any surge of power can either slowly deteriorate its functions or causes it to immediately and permanently expire. Don’t let the weather get the best of your unit invest in a surge protector.
Strap Down Your Air Conditioning Unit
Make sure your unit is secured before the stormy weather. Try bolting your unit down or getting a cover for it. Strap in place so it doesn’t get moved by the severe gusts.
Put Away Your Belongings
You’re dealing with a lot more than just rain, harsh winds, and lightning; flying objects can also be a significant threat. Not only should you shield your AC unit and strap it down, but you should strap other objects:
- kids’ toys
- BBQ pits
- outside furniture
- other objects you may have in your backyard.
With high winds, these objects being hurled in the air can cause significant damage to anything that is in their way. Try placing miscellaneous outdoor items in a shed or garage, this will help prevent possible damage to your unit or to your other belongings.
AC in Harlingen
Polar Air is available for repairs, replacements and more! We offer:
- HVAC service
- AC maintenance
- Air conditioning repair
- Cooling repair and installations
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare
Although it’s essential to keep your HVAC safe, your wellbeing comes first. Create a strong safety plan with your family and be prepared. Make sure you and your family have flashlights, non-perishables, and plenty of water during the storm. Close all windows and secure doors. Try to remain in the center of your home, away from any windows, water taps, fireplaces, doors, and electrical appliances.
Generators in Harlingen
Generators are a good investment for any season, not only hurricane. Whether it is a summer heat breakdown, a random winter power outage, or a unexpected flood. Generators are a great way to keep a light in the dark. We can talk about the options available with you.
Call us for Financing Options
Commercial or residential, we are here for you. Call us at (956) 702-7375 and find us on Facebook for all your A/C needs. We offer a 24/7 schedule service. Contact us for quotes, pricing, and any lingering questions about your air conditioning unit.