Are you prepared for the next dust storm in your area? A dust storm can damage your air conditioner, so you should be ready to respond quickly. Here are three steps you can take before the inevitable whirlwind appears.
1. Turn Off Your Air Conditioner
The minute you know a dust storm is headed for your home, turn off your AC. This will prevent the dust and dirt from being pulled into the home. It will also help stop the AC from receiving electrical damage if a power outage occurs during the dust storm.
2. Request Seasonal Maintenance Services
Regular upkeep of your equipment is essential if you intend on using your AC for years. A dust storm can drop huge amounts of dirt into the compressor. Subsequent rain and wind can cake the components and cause your AC to become damaged and eventually fail. A professional can perform regular seasonal maintenance to keep your AC clean.
Do you want help keeping your air conditioner in top shape? Xtreme Air, Inc. has qualified technicians available to serve you in Phoenix. We’re experienced at servicing all makes and models.
3. Cover the AC Unit
You’ll need a sturdy cover to protect your AC. The cover should be designed to close at the bottom and tie off to prevent it from blowing away. Place the cover in a convenient location in your garage or utility room. In the unexpected event of a dust storm, you’ll want to be able to grab it quickly.
Xtreme Air, Inc. has more than 13 years of heating and cooling experience in Phoenix. We hire NATE-certified technicians to repair, replace and maintain your equipment. Our team can assist you with heat pumps, geothermal systems, and indoor air quality services, too. We are licensed, bonded, and insured to work for you. We offer financing options on approved credit. Call our office today to schedule an appointment for your home.