Preparing your AC for Cyclone season
Posted on 30 January, 2019 in
With the wet season in the top end of the NT well and truly
underway, we thought it was timely to share with you some tips on how to
prepare your AC for the possible threat of a cyclone. See below our top 5 tips:
- 1.Prepare yourself: First and foremost it’s
important to make sure you and your family are prepared. First aid kits,
drinking water, non perishable food items, waterproof storage containers,
towels, batteries and torches should all be part of your preparation.
- 2.Cool your home prior to the cyclone: Keep
curtains closed to ensure your home stays cool should there be a power outage.
Power can quite often be cut off during a cyclone.
- 3.Clean up your backyard: Any debris or backyard
possessions pose a threat to the outdoor unit of your air conditioner. Last
year we witnessed several damaged AC units around Darwin due to flying debris
during cyclone Marcus.
- 4.Turn off your AC: During the peak of the cyclone
we recommend to turn your air conditioner off. Electrical power surges can
cause damage to the air conditioner, which can result in serious repair or
replacement of the unit.
- 5.Assess the AC after the storm: We recommend that
you don’t turn your air conditioner back on after the cyclone until you have
assessed the condition of it. If there is debris in the outdoor unit and you
start the air conditioner – this could cause more damage.
Thanks for reading! If there is anything we can help with,
please feel free to contact our office on 1800 822 665