How to Prepare Your HVAC System for Summer Thunderstorms

The summer months bring about the possibility of a thunderstorm happening at any time. It’s important to be prepared for this and to prepare your HVAC system, as well. This can prevent the possibility of severe damage to your HVAC unit that could result in costly repairs. Knowing the right things to do to get your HVAC unit ready for summer is important.

Clear Out Around the Unit

Be sure your exterior unit is not surrounded by trees. This can increase the possibility of lightning striking the trees or the unit for that matter.

Take the time to keep your HVAC unit cleared of any objects, such as trees, weeds or other components. Keeping your unit free of debris is also ideal to help it run more efficiently, as well.

Avoid Placing Electrical Components

When it comes to putting up a satellite or other necessary object for your television connection, you will want to avoid placing it next to your HVAC unit. This could cause lightning to strike it and the unit if there is a severe thunderstorm in the area.

Take the time to find a place outside your home that is far away from your HVAC unit to ensure you don’t have to worry about this. The company installing this item for you is sure to be capable of giving you the best advice of where to put it.

Let us Help!

At Robert B. Payne, Inc., we know what it takes to keep you and your unit safe during the summer. Simply give us a call at 540-373-5876 and we’ll set up an appointment for you!