Hurricane forecasters across the nation are cautioning that the Atlantic hurricane season could be more active than usual this year. The season began on June 1st and ends on November 30. The Weather Channel is predicting three major hurricanes, seven hurricanes, and four tropical storms this season. These numbers are higher than the 30 year average for this area. Now is the perfect time for homeowners to prepare their HVAC systems for hurricane season. If you're searching for heat and air conditioner replacement in Wake Forest NC, be sure to call Choice HVAC for a free quote.
Protecting the external components of your HVAC system is key. Preparing ahead of time can help ensure that you will have air conditioning or heat after the storm passes. Invest in a good quality cover that is designed to fit your unit. Hurricane straps may also be helpful to secure your unit if high winds are expected. Boarding up your unit with plywood can help keep your unit from sustaining damages from flying debris, lightning strikes or high winds.
Turning the temperature in your home down a few degrees and allowing your home to cool down before the storm hits will not only keep you comfortable it will also reduce the amount of energy your system will need to return your home to your desired temperature after the storm. Power outages and surges during the storm can cause costly damages to your unit, so it is best to turn your unit off until you're all clear. Choice Heating and Air Conditioning recommends having your unit cleaned and inspected twice a year to address any issues your system may be having. Keeping your unit clean and well maintained will help ensure that your unit will be functioning properly before the storm.
Flooding is a concern when it comes to the heavy rains from a hurricane. If your unit has been submerged in water for an extended period, it is best to have the unit inspected before you turn it on. Rushing water can knock connections loose and cause your unit to short out or malfunction. Water and electricity don't mix so before the storm hits, shut off the circuit breaker that controls your air conditioning unit. Not only does this protect your unit from post-storm power surges, it can also protect your home's electrical system from shorting out when the unit turns on.
Affordable Air Conditioner Replacement in Wake Forest NC
If your system has sustained severe damage from a storm or is more than twelve years old, it may be time to get a new unit from Choice HVAC. We make heating and air conditioner replacement in Wake Forest NC affordable. We proudly offer great Energy Star rated systems from some of the industry's leading names in home comfort systems. Attractive rebate offers make this the perfect time to choose a new system from Choice Heating and Air Conditioning.
Protect your new system with our planned maintenance program which offers homeowners the opportunity to have their HVAC system cleaned and inspected twice a year for a fixed price. This service agreement also includes no cost and discounted repair services, preferred service call status and peace of mind knowing that your HVAC system is working efficiently and your budget is protected. Find out why homeowners all over Raleigh have been trusting Choice HVAC of Wake Forest with their family's comfort. Call and schedule your appointment for service on your HVAC system today!