Hurricane season can be devastating even inland in places like Florence, and protection should always come first. Your HVAC Contractors in Florence want you to know that there are several things to consider when it comes to protecting your HVAC system before and after a major storm blows through your county.
Before the Storm Arrives
If your condensers are outside, turn off the power and cover them with a secured tarp or other heavy-duty material. Use the cover your HVAC contractor provided upon installation of the unit. Keep the AC unit turned off until the storm has passed. Florence can get very muggy and humid, and it may be uncomfortable inside, but keeping your air conditioning unit turned off can help prevent costly repairs by the contractor if the weather damages the unit.
Learn more about the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s Disease and how to prevent it.
In a recent article from Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News, they discussed the causes for Legionnaire’s Disease outbreaks and how it relates to the contamination of commercial buildings’ water systems, including HVAC components like commercial cooling towers. Legionnaire’s Disease is a deadly pneumonia caused by inhaling water droplets contaminated with Legionella bacteria. While Legionella is a naturally occurring bacteria in freshwater, contemporary water treatment practices help to prevent the spread of Legionella in building water systems. Despite water treatment efforts, organic material can develop over time inside pipes transporting treated water, allowing for the growth of Legionella.
Learn more about the advantages of converting your home to natural gas in this week’s blog.
Are you considering converting your home to natural gas? Read below to learn how natural gas could benefit you and your family while saving you money.