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How to protect your Air Conditioning from Hurricane

how to protect your ac from hurricane

Storms don’t just bring rain and wind. They also cause power outages that can leave you without the comfort of your air conditioning and other home appliances for hours or days. Check out Ready.gov for ways to prepare your entire home for bad weather. Be sure to take special care with your A/C system, so you can stay cool between storms.

PROTECTING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER

Below are 5 steps you can take before, during and after a storm to minimize damage to your air conditioner and get it up and running faster when the power comes back on.

  1. Pre-cool your home. If you think your power may go out during a storm, go ahead and cool your home in advance so you can stay comfortable until power is restored. Set your thermostat to a cooler setting than usual, close curtains and blinds and keep doors and window shut to keep the cold air inside.
  2. Turn off electricity to your air conditioner. Electrical surges from lightning strikes during the storm can damage your A/C unit. There’s also a chance that debris could get stuck in your outdoor unit and burn out the motor. Play it safe by shutting off power to your A/C system. We recommend you turn off power from your thermostat and circuit breaker.
  3. Cover your outdoor A/C unit. This step is only really necessary if you’re expecting a hurricane and high winds. After you’ve turned off your air conditioner, cover it with a tarp or plywood to protect it from flying debris. High winds can knock down branches and trees that could damage your unit if they land on it. Be sure to remove the covering as soon as it’s safely possible. Keeping your unit covered too long can trap moisture which leads to mold and mildew.
  4. Secure the unit. If you have an elevated air conditioner on a second story, be sure to secure your outdoor condenser unit with hurricane straps to keep it in place during strong wind gusts. If your area is prone to flooding, you may want to get an HVAC professional to elevate your unit for better protection.
  5. Check for damage before you turn your air back on. This is one of the most important steps. Don’t forget to assess the storm damage before you turn your system back on. Flooding or flying debris could have damaged your unit and turning it on can make the problem worse. Also, storm winds many cause disconnections within your AC unit, which could lead to toxic refrigerant leaks. Do turn your A/C on as soon as it seems safe. This will keep mold and mildew from settling in.

Customers can count on Alohaac Rheem® Air Conditioner Contractor for the right residential Rheem® air conditioning system; at the right price and at the right time. Our reputation and experience give our residential customers confidence and peace of mind. Contact us today for a free quote. We are at your service, just a phone call away.

To learn more about our air conditioning installation services, contact the Aloha Rheem® Air Conditioning Contractor office today at  855-88-ALOHA (25642).


This post was written by pulleye | August 31, 2019


Air Conditioners need breathing room or they will break

 

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Like most people, your air conditioner’s outside unit needs its space—otherwise it cannot work properly. To know why, you need to know how a central air conditioner works.

Here is a brief overview:

Your central AC has an indoor unit and an outside unit. The inside unit absorbs heat from your home’s air and then transfers the heat to the outside unit, which then dumps the heat outside.

To disperse heat, the outside unit needs plenty of airflow, which is why your outside unit has a fan. (Think of it like when you blow on a spoonful of soup before you take a bite.)

However, a decorative air conditioner cover restricts airflow around the unit. Restricting airflow can cause the air conditioner’s compressor to overheat and die.

That is awful news for you.

The compressor is the metal “heart” of the outside unit. In addition, once it needs replacing, you might as well replace the entire outside unit. Yes, a compressor is that expensive to replace.

H2- why you need to clean the outside Air Conditioner unit twice a year

While you may not have a decorative Air conditioner cover, you may have other things that can cause the same problem, including:

All these restrict airflow and cause your AC to work inefficiently, meaning you have higher energy bills.

One common problem we would like to highlight here is dirt. The outside unit is always exposed to the outside elements, so the unit often gets covered in dirt, dust, grass and leaves.

That is why air conditioning manufacturers recommend an annual checkup. Get one from Aloha Ac Rheem® air conditioner contractor today now!

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H2- This outside AC unit could use some cleaning

That is why you should clean the outside unit at least twice a year.

You can either clean it yourself using a special coil foaming cleaner and water sprayer (make sure you use a gentle setting).

Alternatively, you can have a professional do it. Most contractors will wash the outside unit as part of an Air conditioner maintenance visit. In South Florida, your Air conditioner needs maintenance at least twice a year because we use it so often.

Maintenance also helps prevent the AC from breaking down, which is a handy benefit if you want constantly cool air during our sizzling, wipe-your-sweaty-brow-every-5-seconds summers.

Spring is usually your best bet to get maintenance, because it is easier to schedule an appointment with a contractor.

Customers can count on Alohaac Rheem® Air Conditioner Contractor for the right residential Rheem® air conditioning system; at the right price and at the right time. Our reputation and experience give our residential customers confidence and peace of mind. Contact us today for a free quote. We are at your service, just a phone call away.

 

To learn more about our air conditioning installation services, contact the Aloha Rheem® Air Conditioning Contractor office today at  855-88-ALOHA (25642).

 


This post was written by Luis | November 14, 2018


Reduce Energy, Save Money, and

You don’t have to choose efficiency or comfort. You should have both!

In fact, properly designed, installed and maintained heating and cooling systems will reduce your costs, lower your carbon footprint, and keep you and your family comfortable and healthy all year long. It all comes down to hiring the right professionals to do the right job. That’s what you get when you hire Aloha Air because we are committed to professional contracting and high-quality, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems in homes and buildings of all kinds.


This post was written by Luis | May 2, 2018


Is it a good idea to upgrade your air conditioning?

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Before we start answering this question, take a close look at your air conditioner unit. Do you think that it looks outdated? Is you AC unit older than 10 years? If the answer to these questions is affirmative then it might be a good idea to consider upgrade. Upgrading any electric device especially air conditioning system might sound expensive and complicated, but the fact is that this is a great investment that will pay off in the near future. Now let’s see how we can tell whether upgrading your AC unit is a good idea.

When is the right time to upgrade the AC unit?

From time to time, the air conditioning system must be repaired or cleaned. This is part of the regular maintenance and that’s it. However, this maintenance cannot prevent the inevitable crashes and problems. These are some of the obvious signs that your AC unit must be upgraded:

– Your AC unit is more than a decade old

Even if you have taken proper care of your air conditioning system, an AC unit that is more than a decade old cannot function as efficient as it worked when it was new.

– You have noticed increased energy bills

An AC unit that is old is less efficient and you will need more power and use it more frequently in order to get the temperature that you want. Of course, this situation will affect your energy bills.

– The AC unit you have is breaking down frequently

No matter how much you love your old air conditioning system it is the best idea to upgrade it when you notice that the problems occur very frequently. In this way you will save money.

– The thermostat that you have doesn’t do the job anymore

Modern thermostats are significantly different than 10 years ago. Manufacturers are using the latest technology in their production and they come with many interesting features. With their help you can set the AC to work with less energy when you are out of your home. This is something that you can’t do with your old thermostat.

– You don’t feel comfortable in your home

Is there a reason to use your AC unit if it doesn’t fulfill its basic feature? In case you notice that your home I very humid and that there is a huge difference between the temperature in different rooms, it is probably the best time to upgrade your AC system.

What advantages can we expect if we upgrade the AC?

There is more than one advantage of this type of upgrade. First and foremost you will find that there are many different AC installation and upgrade options and you can easily find one that won’t affect your budget. If you upgrade your air conditioning system you will also reduce energy bills, feel better in your home and avoid dust and mites. Finally, you will get a modern thermostat that will allow you to tailor the temperature to your needs.

 


This post was written by Luis | October 5, 2017


Maintain Proper Air Care throughout your central air conditioning and heating system

Maintain Proper Air Care

Your indoor air quality can be greatly affected by ventilation, dust, fumes from household products and smoke. To ensure the air inside your home is clean and safe, follow these simple tips:

1. Check your ductwork

2.  Repair leaky ducts

3.  Protect your air quality

4.  Watch your fireplace


This post was written by Luis | December 16, 2010


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