Hurricane season is upon us, and it’s important to be prepared for the possibility of a storm. Nelson’s Heating & Cooling is here to help you prepare for hurricane season. We offer a variety of services to help you keep your home cool and comfortable, even during a power outage.

Here are some tips from Nelson’s Heating & Cooling on how to prepare your home and HVAC system for a hurricane:

  1. Make a plan. Know your evacuation zone and have a plan for where you will go if you need to evacuate. Make sure you have a way to communicate with your family and friends, and have a plan for your pets.
  2. Secure your home. Trim trees and shrubs that could fall on your house during a storm. Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could become projectiles. Board up windows if you live in a storm surge zone.
  3. Prepare your HVAC system. If you have a generator, make sure it is in good working order and has enough fuel to run your HVAC system for at least 72 hours. If you don’t have a generator, have a plan for how you will cool your home without power.
  4. Stock up on supplies. Have enough food, water, and other essentials to last for at least 72 hours. This includes medications, first-aid supplies, and pet food.

Here are some additional tips for protecting your HVAC system during a hurricane:

  • Cover your outdoor unit with a tarp or plywood. This will help to protect it from wind and rain.
  • Check your unit for leaks after the storm. If you find any, have them repaired immediately.
  • Get a home inspection to identify any potential damage that could be exacerbated by a hurricane.
  • Have a backup sump pump installed.
  • Sign up for emergency alerts from your local government.

By following these tips, you can help to protect your home and HVAC system from the damage that a hurricane can cause.

We hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any questions about hurricane preparedness, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help keep you safe and comfortable, no matter what the weather brings.