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    Are you worried about getting prepared for the impending hurricane season? Want to learn how to best prep your home for the unpopular, tumultuous season? Check out some of these tips for getting your house hurricane-ready, and hopefully, you can avoid any HVAC issues in the future.

    5 Ways You Can Prepare Your Home Before a Hurricane

    1. Protect Your Roof

    The roof is an integral part of your home’s structure, so you should ensure it is ready for a hurricane of any strength. Homeowners should install straps or additional clips to secure the roof to the frame structure. This serves as an additional layer of protection against roof damage.

    2. Reinforce Garage Doors

    If hurricane-strength winds enter through the garage, the chance of costly and potentially dangerous structural damage skyrockets.

    3. Secure Heavy Items

    All large, heavy items such as cars, boats, and motorcycles should be brought inside to the garage or up to higher ground if it is available. Scan your yard and bring all heavy items indoors, such as patio furniture, tools and children’s toys. High winds can blow heavy objects around, causing them to strike your air conditioning unit or another part of your home.

    4. Have a Backup Generator and Unplug Electronics

    Having a backup generator in case of emergency could be a wise decision. Better to be safe than sorry in situations like this. It’s also a good idea to unplug all electronics throughout your home to prevent damage caused by an electrical surge. Relying on a surge protector would be a risky move, so it is advised against.

    5. Schedule a Maintenance Tune-Up for Your Air Conditioning System

    Scheduling regular maintenance tune-ups with a professional HVAC company is important, but especially before hurricane season. Scheduling a maintenance checkup will ensure your air conditioner is working efficiently before a storm hits.

    Call Energy Air for All of Your HVAC Needs

    If you’re a resident of Central Florida and are concerned about getting your home prepared for the upcoming hurricane season, call the professionals at Energy Air today.  We’ll take care of all your HVAC needs.
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