Get Your HVAC System Through Monsoon Season
Your HVAC system needs a little extra maintenance during monsoon season, consider these tips to keep your system performing at its highest efficiency.
Monsoons can be heavily damaging on the HVAC systems, this summer thunderstorm season can kick up massive amounts of dirt and dust, causing rain and water damage as well. As well as high winds and possible flash floods. The start of monsoon season is usually June 15th all the way to September 30th.
Prepare in Advance
Preparing in advance is vital to keep your air conditioning unit functioning to its highest capacity. If you have an older system that may not be able to handle the harsh dust and winds and the buildup of dirt, consider getting a new system before these storms hit. Also performing a simple check on your system to ensure that your system is working correctly.
Clean The Surrounding Area
It’s also important to clean the surrounding area of your HVAC system. Monsoon weather can cause strong winds that result in debris flying around and being spread out. The debris can then fall onto the HVAC systems and cause possible damage to the system. It’s vital to clean the surrounding areas of debris to avoid damage to your systems. Part of this can be regular maintenance to the surrounding plants and items around your home, remove dead trees limbs and things that could be picked up by the wind and cause damage.
Stock up on Air Filters
Due to the high amount of dirt and dust in the air from monsoon storms, this can cause massive amounts of clogging, and its much more important to unclog the air filters. It is important to change them at least every month. These air filters can get easily clogged and cause the HVAC system to get backed up and decrease efficiency, as well as blow dust and dirt.
Watch For Water Damage
It’s also important to pay attention to water damage and possible flooding. These heavy rains can cause possible leaks. As well as the heavy amounts of dirt in coils keep water and can get backed up and cause leaks and water damage to your home. Just 100th of an inch of dirt or film on an evaporator coil can reduce efficiency by 5%. Checking the sealing on your windows and doors are also a way to ensure that your HVAC runs properly. If windows or doors have water buildup this could mean leaks due to loose seals. This causes the air conditioner to not be able to circulate cool air and lets in heat.
Look into Getting A Breaker
Its also helpful to purchase a circuit breaker to ensure that if lightning strikes and the power goes out, it can prevent overheating and breaking your HVAC system. Circuit systems react when the electrical current exceeds a threshold and becomes dangerous. Without it, it increases the chance for fires and equipment failure. It can then prevent damage to your system and turn off when needed.
Look into Scheduling Maintenance
Although you can prepare for monsoons, it is important to pay attention when there needs to be maintenance done or even a replacement. Not only do air conditioners have to deal with monsoon season but high summer heats that can also be damaging. Our HVAC experts are sure to make you feel comfortable and give you more tips and tricks to deal with monsoons. They can also perform some cleaning and maintenance to ensure nothing is getting backed up in the system.