Love it or hate it, Oregon is known for its rainfall. Since you depend on your furnace system during the fall and winter months to keep you warm, it’s important to know how to protect it during big rainstorms.

#1: Move your outdoor furniture.
Windy? Make sure your outdoor furniture, planters, or other outside objects used during the summer are moved inside or secured safely. During a big storm, these things could be lifted into the air and could hit or damage the outdoor unit of your HVAC system.

#2: Turn off the power.
Sometimes, there is flash flooding around Oregon. If flooding becomes an issue in your area, switch the thermostat off to protect the outdoor unit. Large amounts of water can significantly damage the electrical components inside the unit. So, never leave the system running if there is a flood or flood warning. Once the water recedes, be sure to call our team at Specialty Heating and Cooling for advice on when it is safe to turn it back on.

#3: Schedule your preventative maintenance appointment.
Be sure to get your annual tune-up scheduled this autumn! By keeping your system professionally maintained, you can be confident that everything is functioning as it should, no matter how much rain Oregon gets this year.

Outdoor HVAC units are developed with all types of weather scenarios in mind. Usually, keeping the system on during rainy days is not a problem. Oregon weather is usually fairly mild most of the year and your heating system is designed to operate in our usual wet and cold winters.

Not sure if your furnace will be able to make it through another autumn? Call us today for a quote on a new system! We look forward to helping you find the right one for your home that fits your budget.

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