Summertime in the Midwest brings days full of sunshine and outdoor fun, but it can also bring humidity, very high temperatures, and storms. These can all cause issues for your house and HVAC system. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we have the knowledge and expertise to help prepare you for summer weather!
Rain & Moisture
A popular old saying is that "April showers bring May flowers." But as anyone living in Missouri probably knows, the rain in the Midwest can be unpredictable and last well into the summer months. While rain and typical moisture from humidity won't harm a healthy air conditioning unit, it's very possible that an old, worn out unit could experience issues. If there are any leaks or cracks in your system, rainwater and humidity could seep into places that house moisture-sensitive components. Scheduling regular maintenance with your local HVAC company can help keep your AC unit protected.
Wind & Hail
Wind may not sound dangerous on its own, but wind speeds in the Midwest can get very high. These rapid winds can pick up debris and ram it into the side of your air conditioning unit with alarming force. The force from hail can also be destructive to your AC unit. It can be difficult to prevent this kind of damage, as the weather in Missouri is unpredictable, and it isn't practical or safe to "board up" your unit. After a serious storm in your area, check on your unit. If you notice several dings, cracks, or damage from the storm, then it would be a good idea to give Royal Heating & Air a call to come check on your system and make any necessary repairs. Dents in your AC unit's coils could seriously affect the system's efficiency.
Power Surges & Electrical Storms
This is possibly one of the most serious threats to your HVAC system. If your home experiences a surge of electricity during a storm, then some of the elements in your HVAC system could fry. The air conditioning unit can't exactly be plugged into a surge protecting power strip, but there are measures you can take to help protect your system. Look into a whole-home surge protection system to help keep your HVAC safer from electrical storms. If you do experience a surge or power outage in the house and the air doesn't kick back on when electricity returns, call Royal Heating & Air. We have the best emergency HVAC services at the Lake and would be happy to come check-out your system for you.
The Lake is an incredible place to spend your time! But it's not fun when a storm takes out your air conditioning. Help prevent uncomfortable temperatures in the home by scheduling regular maintenance and adding Royal Heating & Air to your contacts in your phone. We are here for you!