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Severe weather can negatively impact your HVAC system, but there are ways you can prevent costly damage. Take the time to prepare for inclement weather like thunderstorms and blizzards so you can stay comfortable and safe in your King of Prussia, Pennsylvania home. Implement these four strategies to protect your HVAC system during severe weather.

Install Surge Protectors

Electrical surges can damage your air conditioner, furnace, and other HVAC appliances. If the power goes out during severe weather, a surge might occur when the power comes back on. To avoid this, consider protecting your HVAC system with a surge protector. Either a dedicated or whole-house surge protection solution will work.

Remove Unsecured Objects

Don’t leave unsecured objects in your yard if you suspect severe weather might be heading your way. Strong winds can pick up lawn chairs, children’s toys, and other items, then fling them into your outdoor HVAC unit. Even a fallen tree branch can become a dangerous projectile, so clean up the yard in preparation for a storm’s arrival.

Keep Your System Maintained

A well-maintained HVAC system is less prone to damage during severe weather. Consider signing up for our maintenance plan if you want to keep on top of air conditioner and heater maintenance. We’ll visit your home seasonally to inspect your equipment, clean its components, and make sure it’s running in tip-top shape. If there’s a problem, we’ll let you know and tell you how we can fix it.

Buy a Generator

A back-up generator protects your HVAC system from surges. It will also keep your furnace running during the winter if the power goes out, which protects your entire home. If you’re not sure which type of generator will suit your home best, give us a call so we can advise you.

Protecting your home appliances from severe weather will keep you comfortable and prevent you from spending your hard-earned cash on repairs. To talk about your HVAC system needs, give New Age Air a call at 610-298-0271.

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