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Rain and Your HVAC System

Part of your air conditioning unit sits outside, leaving it exposed to the elements. With Florida’s daily storms, lengthy hurricane season, and neverending humidity, you might wonder if your commercial HVAC unit can handle the weather — especially the rain. The AC Kissimmee professionals at All Temp want you to know what steps you can take to protect your unit, and what to do in case of extreme weather.

Regular Storms
Florida may be the sunshine state, but it’s also the lightning capital of the world, and this means that your outside unit is exposed to daily sprinkles, showers, and overnight downpours. Because of this, outdoor HVAC units are designed to be durable. They’re made of materials like aluminum, copper, and plastic, which aren’t prone to corrosion or damage from moisture. As long as you’re keeping up with regular maintenance, you don’t need to worry about your commercial HVAC system being exposed to the elements.

Extreme Weather
While you may not need to worry about daily showers, strong storms can pose a problem for your outdoor unit. If a hurricane is in the forecast, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your system is protected during the storm. Start by shutting off the electrical breaker. This will lower the chance of any electric damage or blown circuits. You can also cover your unit to protect it from any flying debris that wind might pick up.

Proper HVAC Care
Though daily rain doesn’t pose a danger to your commercial unit, it can contribute to any existing problems. With regular maintenance and inspections, you can prevent the weather from turning a minor issue into a major problem. Our team provides regular maintenance, as well as repairs. We’ll look for common problems, like clogged drains and irregular thermostat readings, to ensure that your system is running effectively and efficiently — rain or shine.

Most commercial HVAC units are designed to withstand up to 15 inches of flooding. If your unit does become submerged during a flood, you will need to have it inspected for damage. If you think your unit is damaged due to a storm, contact the AC Kissimmee professionals at All Temp at (813) 630-9400.

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