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Preparing Your AC for Hurricane Season

June 22, 2020 | Blog

With summer finally settled in, hurricane season is quickly approaching. While you prepare your home for potential impact, make sure to check your AC system. Below you’ll find five easy steps for protecting your investment and preparing it for any potential inclement weather.

Shut off Your AC

Storms may cause power surges that lead to a host of problems, including fires. Be sure to switch it off at the circuit breaker.

Invest In a Generator

Being stuck without power or AC is never fun, especially in a hot Texas summer. Unfortunately, a hurricane could leave you without both for days. Be prepared for this with a backup generator that can power your AC unit if you’re left without power.

Tidy Your Yard

As you’re preparing your unit for hurricane season, be sure to pick up any debris in your backyard that could become potential projectiles. Things like toys, patio furniture, and branches can become dangerous in high winds.

Cover Your Outdoor Unit

If you have central air, cover your outdoor condenser with a heavy tarp or plywood to protect it from the rain and wind.

Remove AC Window Units

While these small but mighty units can be a convenient way to keep you cool, they can also become dangerous projectiles under high wind speeds. Simply unplug the unit and store it inside until after the storm has passed.

After any severe weather passes, you should always check your AC unit for damage and remove any debris. Contact an HVAC professional at Air Tech of Humble if you think your unit may be damaged.

If your AC unit has been wiped out by a hurricane or other storm, our technicians can help you find your next AC system with a replacement from Trane. Whether you’re looking for their most efficient, like the XV20i TruComfort, or something that will run quietly, like the XV18 TruComfort, there is something available for any of your cooling needs.


Contact Us

At Air Tech of Humble, we’re always here for you and your home. Whether you’re looking for advice on how to care for your unit, seasonal upkeep, and maintenance, or help in purchasing your next system, we’re happy to help. Contact us today or call us at (832) 309-3771


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If the compressor in your air conditioner fails twice in the first 5 years, we will install a complete and new condensing unit. If the heat exchanger in your furnace fails in the first 10 years, we will install a new furnace.
If your system breaks down during the first year and leaves you without heating or cooling, we will be there within 24 hours or we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
All technicians in your home have an extensive background check performed and are randomly drug tested for your safety.

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This is the 2nd time we’ve used Elite and I can honestly say they will continue to be my go to company when it comes to heating and AC repairs. They are extremely professional, quick service times, and affordable, even for this single momma! Thank you again for saving us during this chilly winter.

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My technician Michael Ford was very knowledgeable and he made sure everything was working effectively. Michael was very professional and customer friendly. From the first day I started service the customer service has always been great. I would definitely recommend Elite because they are definitely going to give Elite service and great pricing!

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Very honest and thorough. From the first contact with the scheduler to updated communication for appointments, very professional. Michael provided us different options to address system issues and charges were reasonable. 5 of 5 stars in service, highly recommend

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