During the Valley of the Sun’s extreme summer heat, you need your air conditioning system to be working at its best. The 2022 monsoon thunderstorm season of record rain and damaging winds resulted in widespread damage and power outages. The 2023 monsoon season is expected to be hotter and drier.
Peoria residents know that conditions can become less than desirable during the summer months when temperatures soar, energy usage rises dramatically, and monsoon conditions begin to take shape. High winds, walls of dust, downpours of rain and plenty of lightning and thunder can be exciting to view from a distance but also potentially damaging to your house. By preparing now, you can protect your house from severe weather and its potentially damaging consequences. Here are four ways to prepare your home for our monsoon storms expected to start after mid-July.
Secure Items Outdoors
Walk around your home and take inventory of items that may damage your house or blow away. Secure items such as table umbrellas, patio furniture, garbage cans, pool items, and other objects which may cause damage during a storm.
Protect Your Outdoor AC Unit
Falling trees, blowing branches, and flying debris are some of the greatest risks during a monsoon storm to your AC unit. One of the easiest ways to protect the unit is to trim back all nearby trees, bushes, and other landscaping. These can all be hazards that can both damage the air conditioning unit and potentially blow debris inside the unit or into your windows.
Install Surge Protectors
During monsoon thunderstorm season, severe storms may result in power outages or a direct hit from a lightning strike. If lightning hits your home, you could experience an electrical surge which can damage your electronic devices, appliances, and electrical systems including your AC system. Purchasing a whole house surge protector, you can protect your HVAC system, as well as all the important electrical equipment that you rely on.
Schedule AC Servicing
At Cool Blew, we recommend Peoria residents have their HVAC system serviced twice-yearly. If you haven’t already had maintenance this year, now is an ideal time to ensure your system is running efficiently and effectively. By scheduling AC system maintenance, you’ll be able to better manage summer energy bills, correct small HVAC system issues before they become costly repairs, and prevent breakdowns before they happen.
Call Cool Blew
Schedule your HVAC system maintenance today with our Cool Blew professionals at 623-872-2900. We’ll send out an experienced technician who can help prepare your AC for the monsoon season and all year long. We’re always available 24/7/365.