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To live in Texas, you’ve got to love – or at least tolerate – the heat. Longtime residents of New Braunfels and the San Antonio area know, however, that heat’s not all you get when you live in Texas. 

 

We see all kinds of weather – thunderstorms, flash floods, hail, tornadoes, and even the occasional snowstorm in the winter months. Through it all, we have our heating and cooling systems to keep us comfortable. That brings us to today’s topic: Your HVAC system is protecting you from harsh weather – what are you doing to protect it?

 

We’ve got four handy tips to keep your HVAC system running smoothly no matter what Mother Nature throws at it. Read on!

Clear the space around your AC unit

Your condenser unit – the part of your AC that calls the great outdoors its home – is the most vulnerable to damage from wild weather. These units are built to withstand a lot; wind, rain, and even hail are unlikely to do serious damage to the unit.

 

The main source of damage to condenser units is other objects falling or flying into them. That’s why we highly recommend having at least two feet of clearance around your condenser unit. Trim any tree branches that could fall on it. Move any loose patio furniture that’s near the unit. Keep the area clear of any objects, and your condenser can endure the rest.

Buy a backup generator

After a particularly harsh storm, the power to your home may be cut. Whether it’s due to local power outages or rolling blackouts, you might find the temperature in your home reaching dangerous highs or lows during an outage. 

 

This problem can be avoided by installing an emergency backup generator. We don’t recommend installing these yourself – talk to an electrician to safely secure enough backup energy to power your home.

Watch the weather

Know that a storm is coming? Heat or cool your house before it hits. By doing this, you’ll be able to maintain a comfortable temperature in case your unit goes offline during or after the storm. 

 

On a similar note, you should take advantage of our maintenance services and tune up your AC and furnace in the spring and fall. By getting a tune-up before the harsher seasons hit, your unit will be more likely to withstand the toll of severe weather and the heating and cooling requirements that come with it.

Don’t cover your unit

We’ve seen a lot of advice online recommending that you cover your condenser unit to protect it from harsh weather. That’s a bad idea – your unit is built to withstand rain, snow, hail, and more. Covering it can actually lead to more problems, from restricted airflow to rodent infestations. 

When crazy weather has your HVAC down, call Classic

We offer furnace and air conditioner repair in New Braunfels. Bad weather usually won’t damage your unit, but if it does, we’ll be there for you. We can also help you diagnose any other problems with your unit. Call us as soon as you suspect something’s wrong – it’s best to nip HVAC problems in the bud before they develop into something more serious.

 

Stay comfy!

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Karrie Mikle
Karrie Mikle
2022-05-06
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Everyone I have dealt with at Classic over the last several years always go the extra mile with customer service. Reliable, pleasant and knowledgeable team - especially JOEY SCALA!
Sarah Rogers
Sarah Rogers
2022-05-03
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Eddie, Isaac and saul did amazing work, talked to me about everything, and made sure they installed my new ac properly. Thank yall so much!
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CHERYL SCHILLINGS
2022-04-18
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William Bragg
2022-04-08
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We've been using Classic Air Conditioning & Heating Services for the past five years to include Installation of new units (flawless by the way), bi-annual check-ups that are scheduled and carried out without a second thought on my part, and in emergencies (backed up drain in the bathroom with a response time in under 24 hours to troubleshoot the problem). Their technicians are master's at their craft, personable, and cut to the chase on his service calls. I never feel like I'm being given the run around or a sales pitch with this company. Today, Mitchell Wesch went above and beyond walking us through what was happening and provided a multitude of options and expected timelines for future repairs. Once again, a great example of exemplary customer service. He was able to troubleshoot the problem with zero delay. We're ready for the Texas summer, and are already looking forward to the next scheduled service call. Thank you Classic Services for keeping our home healthy and happy.
Sondra Von Gyllenband
Sondra Von Gyllenband
2022-04-08
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These folks are kind and helpful. They will above and beyond to assist. They make sure what needs to be done is done. Sondra
Lexie Gillotti
Lexie Gillotti
2022-04-06
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Theresa did an amazing job! She informed me about everything she was doing and took extra pictures so I could have them for my record. She was quick but still answered all my questions. She definitely saved the day when my condensor froze over on the coldest day of the year, leaving my family in the cold. She was out at my house within the hour and had everything fixed in minutes.
MARIE ORTEGA
MARIE ORTEGA
2022-03-29
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Very professional presentation and very very quick arrival day Same Day to our needs much better than anyone in San Antonio, very disappointed with services from San Antonio. Importantly corrected our problem in same day. Took their time and gave advice and great great pricing. Won’t go anywhere else. Will always consider local businesses instead.
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2022-03-26
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2022-03-10
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Stephanie Corona
Stephanie Corona
2022-02-23
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Well, once again, Classic comes to the rescue. I am on their yearly maintenance plan and yesterday Nate showed up for a late afternoon service call. Nate was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. This company never ceases to impress me. From the person that answers the phone to the people that come out to help. ALWAYS on time, responsive and caring. GREAT JOB NATE!!!

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