Know When to Turn It Off
If you know a hurricane is on the way, there are a few critical steps that you should take. First, turn the temperature down a few extra degrees to get your home as cool as possible before you have to turn the system off. As the hurricane approaches, you should turn the air conditioner off by cutting electricity to this appliance. This will protect it from electrical surges during the storm. Don’t turn the AC unit back on until the storm has passed and you’ve carefully inspected it for any signs of damage.