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9. 24. 2018

Does Rain Affect Your Furnace

Written by: Metro Air

The official first day of autumn arrived this weekend and that means the Midwest weather will be changing.  Rainier days are ahead, but do you need to be concerned about how it will affect your heating and cooling system?   Here are some tips on how you can keep your HVAC system working at its peak, even when the rainy days hit.

#1: Know your system.
Outdoor HVAC units are created to withstand various types of weather, so running your system during rainy days isn’t an issue. If the inside electrical components like wires and connections are protected as they should be, your system is safe to use. However, if the weather is posing some extreme threats like lightening, high winds, or if there is a hailstorm, it could pose a problem with HVAC performance

#2: Make sure to turn off in the event of heavy rain.
Unfortunately, floods can happen in our area, especially during the rainy season. If a flood should occur and there is over 15 inches of rain, it’s imperative that you turn off your entire HVAC system at once. This amount of water could damage the outdoor unit as well as the inside electrical components. Once the water starts to recede, contact our team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling for advice on when it’s safe to turn it back on.

What should you do if there are issues with performance after rainy weather?
If you notice that your HVAC system isn’t working well after the water hits it, don’t fret. We offer 24-hour emergency service because we know that you and your family don’t want to be left in the cold this autumn. Our team will help get the problem diagnosed and fixed as quickly as possible, so you can stay comfortable.

Last but not least, be sure you schedule a preventative maintenance appointment every year and keep your air filters cleaned or replaced every other month. By keeping your system taken care of, you can ensure that your system will be able to function at its peak, no matter how much rain our area gets this year. Not sure if your heating and cooling system can make it through another fall season? Contact us today for a quote on a new system!

 

Posted on:
9. 17. 2018

How Autumn Weather Affects Your HVAC System

Written by: Metro Air

The Midwest is a beautiful place to live and brings a mix of weather during each season of the year. But did you know that there are several weather and environmental factors that can impact your heating and cooling system during the fall?  Here’s how to make sure it works well throughout the fall season, no matter what weather we end up getting.

Rainy days.
Rain becomes more common once fall and winter season starts, so it’s important to know how to keep your heating and cooling system protected during the cooler, wetter months. Flooding can happen on occasion, so in the event that there is over 15 inches of rain, it’s important that you turn off your entire HVAC system right away. This amount of water has the potential to damage the outdoor unit as well as inside electrical components. Once the rain has stopped and starts receding, call our team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling so we can offer advice on when you should turn it back on. If you end up having an issue with it because of water damage that happened during the rain, don’t worry. You can call use 24-7 because we offer an emergency service that can help get your system diagnosed and repaired with efficiency.

Wind storms:
When wind storms roll in, damage can happen. Heavier debris from tree branches can fall and harm the outside of your unit, but so can leaves, dirt and other debris that accumulates over time. If debris gets inside the inner workings of the HVAC machine, it could cause a system breakdown. To avoid this problem, keep trees trimmed, remove grass clippings and leaf piles as soon as possible.

In addition, make sure you schedule a preventative maintenance appointment every year and keep your air filters cleaned or replaced every 1-2 months. By following these steps, you can ensure that your system will work well, no matter what the autumn weather does. Not sure if your heating and cooling system can make it through another fall? Contact us today for a quote on a new system!