Creve Coeur, IL, March 09, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Staats Service, well-known for its 24-hour emergency heating and cooling repair services, today wanted to educate homeowners on how severe weather can affect heating and cooling systems as part of severe weather preparedness week in Illinois.
First, it is highly recommended to have a qualified HVAC technician, like the ones provided by Staats Service, inspect a heating and cooling system if it gets flooded.
Though the outdoor unit may look fine, there could be all sorts of problems that need to be discovered before the unit is turned on. Since those units were not designed to run under water, there is a chance electrical components are damaged. In addition, fuses, wiring and circuits could malfunction and short out after contact with water.
Second, lightning during thunderstorms can also severely damage an HVAC system. The first thing to do before storms come to the area is turn the system off at the breaker. This will make sure the system does not fall victim to a power surge that will fry it. Once it is off, homeowners should cover the outdoor unit with a tarp or unit cover to prevent pieces of debris from blowing into it.
Lastly, windstorms can also create a lot of problems for an outdoor unit. Things like lawn furniture, tree limbs and other debris can get blown into the unit, causing damage to the point of needing a replacement. Homeowners should make sure items like lawn furniture are secured and trees near the unit are trimmed to avoid such damage.
Staats Service offers 24-hour service in case homeowners do suffer an emergency issue with a heating and cooling system from severe weather or anything else. Staats Service also provides repair of appliances such as washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, microwaves, ovens and ranges. Homeowners can call 309-306-7081 to speak with Staats Service, located at 601 S Main Street in Creve Coeur, IL.
Contact: Beth Hay