Hurricane Matthew is On His Way

With a strong hurricane headed toward the eastern shores, it’s a good reminder that hurricane season is upon us. Hurricanes can be unpredictable and residents need to be prepared for high winds and heavy rains affecting their homes and communities. While DFW is not at risk for a direct hit, we often feel the impact through excessive rain and potential flooding including loss of power and blown-over trees. Taking steps to protect your air conditioning system from damage is essential. If a storm is headed our way, shut down your air conditioning system and cut off the power either at a master shut-off switch or in the circuit breaker. This makes it less likely to be damaged by a power surge or get shorted out by a flood. Cover the unit with a tarp to protect it from debris, tree limbs, and excessive rain. After the storm has passed, be sure to inspect your system before turning it back on. Water or debris could be lodged in the fans or ducts. You will also need to ensure that the electrical lines have not been damaged. It is best to have a professional inspect the system to guard against a potential safety risk. If your family needs help, call us today at (972) 446-COOL (2665) or find us online at Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating has been serving your neighbors since 1960, and we are here to meet all of your HVAC needs. We can evaluate your insulation and provide you with information and options specifically for your home.