Preparing for a hurricane can be a stressful time, but it’s important to stay safe and have an action plan in the event of a major storm. Earlier this week, Owner of A/C Designs, Ed Tennant, visited the set of First Coast Living to share insights on how to prepare your air conditioning unit before, during, and after a hurricane.
Follow these tips to keep your unit safe this hurricane season:
- Clear the area around your unit so strong winds don’t blow items or debris inside or against your unit including lawn tools
- If you choose to evacuate, turn your thermostat off and make sure the breaker to your A/C and heat is turned off. This is to protect your unit from electrical surges
- If you decide to stay home, you can leave your air conditioning on, but you should put a power surge protector on your unit or units. This must be done by an A/C company
For more tips about storm protection, watch A/C Designs on First Coast Living below.