Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Monsoon Storms

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The monsoon season is officially here. This means wind, lightening, rain and plenty of dust. If you’re like most Valley residents, you probably welcome the dramatic weather as it can provide some much-needed relief from the heat. Yet, it has the potential to damage your air conditioner – especially if it has not been routinely maintained.

Electrical Surges

Among the most common and potentially damaging aspects of summer monsoon storms are electrical surges caused by lightening. A single bolt can trip your circuit breaker and damage your unit. This is why it’s a wise idea to have a surge protector installed.

Dirt and Dust

With a single haboob, your air conditioning unit can be blanketed in dirt and dust. Over the course of a summer, this can clog your system’s filter, block airflow and even damage the motor. Take proactive efforts to wipe down your unit after each storm.

Debris

Winds often exceed 50 miles per hour during Arizona summer storms. One strong gust can cause backyard items to become airborne and potentially damage your air conditioner. Take this time early in the season to clear vegetation and remove items, like light-weight things such as toys, which can be blown into your unit during a storm.

Schedule a Preventive Maintenance Tune-up

Maintenance is essential for keeping your air conditioner fully operational before, during and after monsoon season. Schedule a routine tune-up and maintenance inspection today so you can learn about any potential issues before they turn into big problems.

Monsoon storms are not something to take lightly. They can be damaging, especially if you’re not prepared. Your air conditioning unit is likely in your backyard or on your roof, making it highly vulnerable to summer storms. Be proactive and schedule a maintenance call today.