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Be Prepared for When The Power Goes Out: Tips From a South Florida AC Repair Company

When storms hit, United A/C & Refrigeration receives many calls for service. When we arrive at a customer's house they usually tell us that they weren't prepared for the storm.

Who Else Wants to Enjoy a Power Outage?

August 24th 1992 Hurricane Andrew ripped through South Florida with a tyrannical power leaving many devastated from the storm. If you are a survivor of that hurricane you know all too well how difficult these disasters can be. You’ve also got first-hand knowledge on what to do and not what to do during a power outage.

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Before you find yourself on the cusp of a major storm, there are many things you should do to prepare. Buying canned foods, a handheld can opener and items like bottled water can make these types of situations seem mediocre the more prepared you are. Much of the advice for hurricane survival will recommend storing up to seven days of food. In the event that such a storm should hit again, it may be difficult to get food and water. Non-perishable items such as peanut butter, breakfast bars and juice is an absolute blessing when you’re in survival mode.

The other item that you’ll want to make sure you have on hand is a first aid kit. Stock plenty of bandages and hydrogen peroxide to keep in the event that someone gets injured during a rough storm. Make sure that if anyone takes prescription medicines that you stock up on those prior to the bad weather hitting.

The one item everyone forgets to be sure they have during increment weather is money. ATM’s and Banks will more than likely be closed or not working so when you hear the warning to take shelter or become ready for devastation take care of yourself and family by making sure there is an ample supply of cash around.

Batteries and flashlights are going to come in handy and make sure that you keep candles in a hurricane glass or some type of proper container that’s protected from the wind blowing them out.

Some other sound advice to take note on is to have additional keys made and leave them with friends or family. The idea is if you were to lose your key during a bad storm, someone else may be able to help you out.

During the onset of bad weather, it’s smart to fill your gas tank. You’ll be glad you did if you get notice that it’s time to evacuate. If you’re one of those folks that likes to ride around on “E” then remember that the first signs, there’s going to be a chance that you have to travel on a moment’s notice will be time for you to make sure that petrol is there as a life saver.

By taking some extra precaution prior to bad weather heading our way, you’re not only going to be in much better standing, you’ll be a lot more level-headed, which is necessary during a potential disaster. If you find that your HVAC unit has stopped working after a storm, then you can try to do a reset by following the steps below. If you still experience a hard time getting the air conditioner, then contact United AC to help you evaluate the issues.

United A/C & Refrigeration serves all of Broward and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton.

1. Turn the system off at the thermostat. This will stop the thermostat from calling for cooling until you have reset both the external and internal breakers.

2. Find the breaker box in your home and flip the breaker for the a/c to the “off” position.

3. Flip the breaker for the a/c back on.

4. Now, wait 30 minutes. During this time, the internal breaker in your air conditioner will reset. During the 30 minutes, keep the thermostat in the “off” position. The internal breaker cannot reset if the thermostat is calling for cooling.

5. After 30 minutes, turn the thermostat back to “cool,” and the air conditioner should turn back on.

For more tips and information on how to prepare for a storm like a hurricane visit the Hurricane Center or the Weather Channel. In many cases, hurricane’s or tropical storms blow over in no time and aren’t that bad. Many Floridians will tell you, they can be semi-fun. In any event, be prepared and always remember “Safety First."

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Available on Nights, Weekends and Holidays.


United AC and Refrigeration services all of Broward County including the following cities. Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Dania, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Everglades Parkway, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Miramar, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park

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