In Southwest Florida, preparing for hurricane season is crucial, especially when it comes to protecting your HVAC system. At Venice Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, we prioritize your safety and comfort. That’s why we offer comprehensive services to help ensure your air conditioning system withstands the rigors of a severe storm. For detailed information on how we can assist you, visit

  1. Secure Outdoor Units
    The outdoor components of your HVAC system, such as the condenser, are particularly vulnerable during hurricanes. It’s essential to secure these units with hurricane straps to prevent them from being dislodged by high winds, which can cause significant damage and potentially turn them into dangerous projectiles.
  2. Elevate Equipment
    Flooding is a common issue during hurricanes, and it can severely damage your HVAC system. Elevating the unit off the ground can prevent water from reaching the electrical components and causing system failures. Consider building a raised platform if your area is prone to flooding.
  3. Protect Against Power Surges
    Power surges are a frequent occurrence during storms, particularly when power lines fall or when service is restored after an outage. Installing a surge protector can help safeguard your HVAC system against sudden spikes in voltage that can fry circuits and ruin motors.
  4. Cover the Outdoor Unit
    To protect against flying debris and to reduce the amount of potentially damaging material getting into your unit, cover your outdoor unit with a breathable waterproof cover. Remember, however, to turn off your system before covering it to avoid issues related to airflow and overheating.
  5. Perform Regular Maintenance
    Before the hurricane season hits, it’s vital to ensure that your HVAC system is in top working condition. Regular maintenance can catch issues that may compromise the integrity of your system during a storm, such as loose components or blocked drainage lines.
  6. Review Insurance Coverage
    Ensure that your insurance policies cover your HVAC system. This can provide peace of mind knowing that you can repair or replace your system if it suffers significant damage during a storm.


Preparing your HVAC system for hurricane season can seem daunting, but with Venice Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, you don’t have to do it alone. Our experts are here to provide all the services you need to ensure your system is as prepared as possible. Don’t wait until the last minute. Visit our website at to schedule your maintenance check and learn more about our hurricane preparedness services. Let us help you weather the storm with confidence.

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