Countdown to Monsoon: Preparing Your Phoenix Home for Summer Storms

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Throughout the fall, winter and spring, the weather throughout the greater Phoenix area is the envy of the country. Yet, things can become less than desirable during the summer months when temperatures soar, and monsoon conditions take shape. High winds, walls of dust, downpours of rain and plenty of lightning and thunder can be exciting to watch but also damaging to your home. Yet, with a few precautions, you can protect your home from severe weather that can unexpectedly hit from mid-June through late September.

Protect Your Air Conditioner

Your outdoor air conditioning unit is vulnerable to damage during severe summer storms. A simple way to protect this vital and valuable piece of equipment is to trim back all the brush, trees and landscaping around it. The greatest risks during monsoon weather conditions are falling trees and blowing branches and leaves. They can both damage the unit from impact, as well as blow debris that can get lodged inside it.

As well, grass, brush and weeds can flood into the lower components of the system which can restrict airflow, clog coils and hinder the function of the system. Before the monsoon hits, take a few minutes to cut back vegetation and clean up all clippings to keep the area around your unit as clear and clean as possible.

Invest in a Surge Protector

With severe storms come plenty of lightning strikes. If one hits your home, you could experience an electrical surge which can damage your electronics and electrical systems. With a whole house surge protector, you can protect your HVAC system, as well as all the important electrical equipment that you rely on each and every day.

Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance Today

At Cool Blew, we recommend Phoenix-area residents to have their HVAC system maintained. Before monsoon season is an ideal time to ensure your system is running efficiently and effectively.

With regular maintenance, you’ll be able to better manage summer electrical bills, correct small issues before they become costly repairs and prevent breakdowns before they happen.

Schedule your maintenance today. We’ll send out an experienced technician who can help provide peace of mind to you throughout monsoon season and beyond.