As the seasons change, you’ll want to prepare your home for the summer storms. Hurricane season brings heavy winds and rain that can damage your home and your home appliances. You could even experience power outages that force you to go without these appliances for hours or days. Air Tech of Conroe wants to help locals prepare for hurricane season by protecting against the unexpected. Here are some ways to protect your home during this hurricane season:
Brace Your Garage Door
Your garage door is a significant foundation for your roof. During a hurricane, heavy winds could break down your garage door and cause the whole roof to collapse or rip off. To protect your roof, brace your garage door with metal panels or plywood to ensure that it stays secure during a summer storm.
Fasten Your Windows and Doors
Heavy winds from summer storms can pick up debris and crash into your home. You can trim dead limbs or overhangs from trees in your yard, but you should also make sure your home is fully protected from any kind of debris that may arrive.
To keep your home safe, secure all your windows and doors by making sure they are all locked. Some homes in Texas may have protection systems installed into windows, porches and doors. Check to see if your home comes with this added protection to ensure your windows and doors will stay fastened during a heavy storm.
Protect Your Home from Flood Damage
Protecting your home against flood damage is essential to preparing for a hurricane. You should move your valuable items to higher shelving in case your home gets flooded during a storm. This also includes moving your car to higher ground if there is a hurricane approaching. Keeping a home inventory and having proper flood insurance will also help in case of emergencies.
Protect Your Appliances
Electrical surges are a serious problem if they occur during a severe storm. They could damage a lot of expensive appliances in your home. You should invest in a surge protector or unplug your appliances if there is a hurricane approaching your area.
Your AC unit should also be protected as part of your hurricane prep. You will want to make sure your outside unit is safe from any flood damage or debris from heavy wind. As you protect your outside unit, you will want to make sure your home is still comfortable in case there is a power outage. Here are some tips you can follow to keep your home and HVAC system safe:
- Pre-cool your home
- Turn off the electricity to your air conditioner
- Cover and secure your outdoor AC unit with a tarp
- Check for damages after you turn your air back on
Any damages that occur during a hurricane can be expensive to repair. Protect against electrical surges and ensure that your AC unit stays working after the power comes back on.
How Air Tech of Conroe Can Help With Your Conroe Hurricane Preparation
If you have any concerns with your AC equipment or how you can prepare for a hurricane, Air Tech of Conroe can help. Air Tech of Conroe’s team of technicians provides quality service that will ensure your home has up-to-date hurricane essentials. Reach out to us through our website for a consultation today!