Posted: October 10, 2014

Hurricane season is in full swing, Hampton Roads!

With these big storms come many risks to your HVAC unit so be sure to schedule an annual inspection before the next big blowout. Maximum Air in Newport News has all your Heating and Cooling needs covered, so call today to schedule an installation or inspection. Don’t wait until the storm is overhead, take action today!

Here are some steps to make sure that your HVAC unit is safely installed, and that your family will be kept warm and toasty throughout the coming winter!

1. Wild winds may sweep leaves and debris into your outdoor unit, blocking the air flow, and heavy winds may even dislodge your HVAC and knock it to the ground outside.

-Make sure that your HVAC system is securely installed. Check to see if it has hurricane straps and look into purchasing a cover for it.

2. Flooding can damage a wires, valves and controls.

-Keep your HVAC unit elevated and covered.

3. Lightening can cause power surges which can fry your HVAC system.

-Turn the system off entirely, at the circuit breaker and thermostats. Before you turn it back on, have one of our expert HVAC technicians inspect your unit. Even the slightest amount of water damage can cause a lot of damage. Stay safe this hurricane season, and trust the professionals at Maximum Air in Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg and Hampton. Call today to have your heating and cooling unit installed or inspected.

Also, in case of power outages, be sure to stock up on:

-Bottled waterhurricane


-Flash lights


-Hand sanitizer

-Toilet Paper


-Snacks (food that does not need to be heated or refrigerated)