As the seasons continue to change, the weather ushers along all types of changes. The weather cools, then freezes - bringing snow, sleet, and other extreme weathers. Then as Spring approaches, the snow and the ice begin to melt, and the temperatures start to rise. And as the temperature rises, so does the frequency of abnormal and extreme weather conditions. Heavy rains, hurricanes, and tornadoes are common during the warmer months of the year, and bring with it the risk of damage to property, injury, or even loss of life. So how do we protect ourselves and our property - both residential and commercial - from these weather events?
Rooftop and outdoor commercial equipment have a long list of advantages - easy to install and easy access for maintenance, greatly reduces interior noise, and frees up space in the building. There are however the downsides that come with exposure to the outdoor elements. Being exposed to the elements means your unit is exposed to all instances of rain, snow, and the overall humid climate - all of which can lead to corrosion of internal components and eventually causing degradation in efficiency and full breakdowns. Being outside in frigid temperatures put the units at risk for freezing and icing over. Most outdoor units have the ability to defrost themselves, however constant defrosting can lead to wear of the components and if the defrosting system breaks your system is at risk for freezing. And with storms, tornadoes and hurricanes come heavy winds which can pick up local debris and send it hurling towards the exterior of the buildin...
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