The good news
First of all, it’s good to remember that your AC unit is built tough. It is designed to withstand inclement weather. However, high winds can often carry projectiles and other debris that may damage the fan grill on your unit. Always check your outside unit following a storm to see if anything has lodged on the exterior.
Keep in mind
DO NOT cover your AC unit with plastic wrap or garbage bags. Moisture and condensation can build up and become trapped inside the system, rotting wire and rubber and corroding and rusting metal parts.
DO have your unit professionally inspected before you restart it if you experience severe flooding following heavy rains.
If your AC unit has been sitting in standing water, due to flooding, you may avoid further damage or dangerous situations by taking these precautions:
- First, deactivate all the electrical controls to your AC system. If you are not comfortable turning off your switches, you can call us to help you complete the process.
- Second, allow your AC unit to dry out. Remove any standing water if possible and clear debris from the surrounding area.
- Third, leave your AC system off until a professional inspection has been performed.
For a full AC inspection and safety check, call us today and we’ll make sure your air conditioner is working safely and efficiently.