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How the Atlantic Hurricane Season Impacts Your Home

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Keep Your HVAC Equipment & IAQ Prepared for North Carolina Storms

Clayton and Raleigh area homeowners know to prepare for any weather during the North Atlantic hurricane season. Though the official hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, North Carolina is especially vulnerable from August through October.

Before tropical storms hit, it's important to know how inclement weather affects your home and to have a plan in place. Surge protectors, HVAC maintenance and indoor air quality products can help protect your home against power loss and water damage. Island Breeze is here to help you stay prepared and comfortable all hurricane season!

Protecting Your HVAC Systems From Inclement Weather

Power outages are a major concern with powerful winds and heavy rains. When weather-related blackouts hit, it's hard to predict how long they will last. It's better to expect outages and prepare for them than to take your chances.

In the middle of summer, you need your air conditioner more than ever, and power loss can leave you without cooling and cause damage to equipment.

How can you protect your HVAC systems from storm damage? 

  • Surge Protection: Power surges and outages can cause damage to your HVAC equipment and lead to expensive repairs and even breakdowns. Installing whole-home surge protection fortifies your HVAC system from electrical damage. It also protects electronics and appliances like TVs and refrigerators.
  • Routine Maintenance: Scheduling HVAC maintenance is an easy way to keep everything working before bad weather hits. A well-maintained system avoids major repairs from weather damage better than a system already on its last leg.
  • Cover Outside Units: To protect outdoor equipment from flying debris, cover it with a tarp or sturdy, weather-resistant material. This helps prevent damage to the outside of the unit and protects internal components from tree limbs, rocks and more.

If you know about bad weather ahead of time, you can adjust the temperature in your home in case the power goes out. If your equipment is impacted by a storm, always call an Island Breeze professional for HVAC repairs to avoid further damage and keep you safe.

Mold, Mildew & Indoor Air Quality During Hurricane Season

Heavy rains are unavoidable during storm season and can lead to severe water damage. That means mold and mildew can damage your home and circulate through the air you breathe inside. Poor indoor air quality can worsen allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions.

How can you protect your indoor air during hurricane season? 

  • Install air purifiers: The best time to think about air filtration is before indoor air is severely contaminated. Even without water damage, invisible pollutants are in the air you breathe every day. Installing a whole-home air purification or filtration system removes contaminants and protects your air.
  • Use a dehumidifier: The best way to combat mold and mildew growth is to remove excess moisture in the air. Dehumidifiers maintain indoor humidity to prevent hotspots where contaminants can thrive.
  • Consider air duct sealing: Leaks in your home's ductwork lead to contaminated air through every vent. Air duct sealing and air filters keep only fresh, clean air circulating through your home.

While water damage from rain is out of your control, it's important to take every step possible to prepare for mold and mildew. Island Breeze is here to help keep your indoor air safe this hurricane season.

Protect Your Home This Hurricane Season With Island Breeze

With over three decades of Breezy Solutions, our technicians are experts in protecting your HVAC equipment and indoor air. We love living and working in the Clayton and Raleigh areas and know firsthand how much Atlantic hurricanes can impact your home.

That's why we're here for you with preventative HVAC maintenance, storm damage repairs, and indoor air quality solutions to fight mold and mildew. Give us a call today at (919) 693-4822 to start protecting your home!

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