Protecting Your HVAC System During Severe Weather

Severe weather has been making its rounds thru the Bluegrass and the surrounding areas.  Storms can negatively impact your HVAC system, but there are things you can do to help prevent expensive damage.


Remove unsecured objects

If you know a storm is headed your way, be sure to remove any unsecured objects from your porch or yard that can be thrown by the wind into your outdoor HVAC unit.  Clean up your yard to make sure there aren’t any tree limbs or other debris.

Install Surge Protectors

If the power goes out, there could be an electrical surge when it comes back on, and that could cause damage to your system.  Installing surge protectors is a good way to prevent this.  If you are interested in installing a surge protector, give us a call at (859)623-9295, we can install these on most HVAC Systems.

Be prepared for flooding

Flooding can damage your HVAC system.  Be sure to take the proper steps before hand if your system is in an area where it is more likely to be in high water.

Keep your system Maintained

A well maintained system can withstand severe weather better than a system that is lacking.  Consider investing in a service maintenance plan for your system.  This will keep your system up to par and running its best all the time, saving you money in the long run.

Check your system after the storm

After the storm, be sure to check for any damage that may have occurred.  If you see that there is an issue, get someone out to look at it right away to avoid any further damage.


As you can see taking a few extra precautions can greatly reduce your risk for having costly repairs after severe weather has hit.