Avoid HVAC Emergencies
What would you do if a storm knocked out your HVAC system in the middle of a sweltering Florida summer? Imagine the amount of money your business would lose being shut down for a day, a week, a month or even longer. Lost sales. Lost products. Lost customers and lost opportunities.
No matter what time of the year, your business should be prepared for HVAC emergencies and equipment failure. Don’t wait for disaster to strike. Have a plan to minimize disruptions. Follow these four simple steps:
Step 1: Evaluate your equipment in advance. Know what size and kind of equipment you have and how old it is. Have a replacement system picked out before an emergency. If your system is inefficient, consider installing a new one while you still have a wide selection. A major emergency, such as a hurricane, will not only disrupt your business but those around you (temporary HVAC equipment is also available for purchase).
Step 2: Have your equipment inspected. Schedule regular HVAC tune-ups to prevent emergencies and to identify problems before they start. During a tune-up, one of our certified-professionals will inspect and perform maintenance on your system to keep it running smoothly all year long.
Step 3: Turn off your system before storms. If a power outage is possible, turn off your HVAC equipment. This will prevent damage to compressors and other components from power surges during a storm and when power returns after an outage. This will also reduce the risk of fire or electric shock.
Step 4: Hire a professional before powering up. Damage to your system may be hard to detect. Have one of our certified-professionals inspect your system before restoring power. Even small water damage can cause corrosion and future equipment failure.