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Spring Storm Prep for your HVAC

April showers, lightening, and high winds can damage your HVAC system by creating rust, mold, and power outages. However, preventative maintenance can go a long way during the rainy season; read on to learn how to help prevent damage to your HVAC this spring.

Before the Storm Shut down your AC unit or furnace; liquid could work its way into the system if it's running. For window AC units, unplug and remove them from the window so water doesn't get inside your home.

Clear Debris from your backyard. High winds will not impact your outdoor condenser unless they blow dirt and debris into your unit, causing circuitry damage. Articles in the yard might become airborne, damaging your condenser as well. For easy prevention, invest in a sturdy AC unit cover.

After the Storm Inspect your unit to make sure it's not sitting in water, debris hasn't blown in the unit, loose screws, panels, missing components or dents.

Call a professional if you suspect your AC has damage. Don't turn it on and wait for a technician to inspect, repair or replace the unit.

Flooding is always a concern, especially if you live in an area prone to flooding. Most flood insurance covers your HVAC system, but if you want to take precautions, you can better protect your unit by raising the concrete base it sits on (this can be expensive).

To learn more about storm preparation or if you need to schedule your seasonal preventative maintenance, call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at

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