HVAC Tips for Outside Units

Bad weather can have a significant impact on the performance of your outside unit as winter
approaches. Contemporary outdoor air conditioners are quite reliable and feature external unit
designs that are highly robust. Most outdoor appliances can readily endure rain, wind, hail, and
snow because of their sturdy, metal construction. But because weather is frequently fairly
unpredictable, a number of unanticipated circumstances, such as strong winds, obstructions, high
humidity, and even tornadoes, can have an impact on your outdoor air conditioning equipment.
Strong winds during thunderstorms or hurricanes can harm trees and other outdoor furniture, and
flying debris during these events might harm your HVAC system.

The evaporator coil, which is housed inside your furnace, and the compressor unit, which is outside
your home, are the two main components of HVAC systems. During inclement weather, it is obvious
that the outdoor portion requires the greatest attention. However, don't panic; with careful planning,
you can prevent the majority of potential issues.
● Avoid the area around the outside unit with toys, decorations, and other anything that could
be blown around by strong winds.
● Make sure hail guards are fitted before any storms. Because hail guards are constructed of
heavy metal mesh, they may be left in place all year long while still allowing for effective
heating and cooling.
● Remove fallen leaves, look for broken branches on adjacent trees, and trim them to prevent
them from falling into your apartment.
● To shield the structure from wind and drifting snow, plant bushes around it. Consult Our
Air-Conditioning Service Company regarding the appropriate clearance for air movement,
which is crucial for the AC unit to function properly in the summer..
● For added security, secure your unit to a concrete pad, and make sure downspouts are far
from your system. A wall made of stone or concrete also adds shade, protects against high
winds, and offers excellent protection for outdoor air conditioners.
● Make sure all cables between your outside HVAC unit and your home are covered and
secured to prevent potentially dangerous shorts.