Hurricanes and Summer Weather in Southwest Florida: Are you Really Prepared for Summer 2014?

19 Jun
summer-storms

Summer comes with heat and hurricanes. What is in store for 2014 and what you can do to make it through.

Make your A/C Unit part of your Hurricane Check List – Four simple steps:

You’ve bought the bottled water, canned goods, found the flashlight and picked up fresh batteries.

Now it’s time to do a check to make sure your a/c unit is up to a weather emergency, whether it be a hurricane, tropical summer storm or flooding.

According to forecasters, 2014 calls for 11 named storms including five hurricanes, two of which are predicted to hit major Category 3 or more status.

There are simple things you can do to be prepared:

  • Make sure your air conditioning maintenance is up to date. It will not only help protect you in the event of a weather emergency, but will save you money every month while keeping you cool.
  •  Get those a/c surge protectors in place. A simple step, they can protect you from the hundreds of thousands of lightning strikes that can occur during the current summer rainy season.
  •  Consider remote access. In the event of an emergency, you may need to be out of your home for an extended period of time. Learn more about the new technologies that can put your mind at ease knowing you can check and control your home’s systems from afar.
  • Always check on your unit immediately after a major weather event. Salt water can be blown long distances from the beach; flood water can do as much or more damage. Remember resulting corrosion can cripple your air conditioning unit.

We can help! Contact RDS Air Conditioning for air conditioning maintenance and a/c surge protection.

SWFL Summer Weather Facts:

  •  The average high temperature for June, July and August is 92 degrees. June on average is the hottest month.
  •  The average low temperature for June is 74 degrees. For July and August it is 75.
  •  August is the wettest month.
  •  The hottest recorded temperature was 103°F set in 1981.
  •  There are more tornadoes per square mile in Florida than any other state, but they tend to be much weaker and shorter in duration than in other states
  •  Florida has more thunderstorms than any other US state. In some areas there are more than 90 thunderstorm days per year.
  •  Florida receives the highest density of lightning strikes in the US. Last year, there were more than 330,000.
  •  The Southwest Florida Water Management District includes the infamous “Lightning Belt” named for the highest number of thunderstorms and lightning strikes.
  •  The earliest a tropical cyclone hit Florida was the Groundhog Day Tropical Storm in 1952. The latest was a hurricane on December 1, 1925.

RDS Air Conditioning is a Certified Florida Contractor. Lic. #CAC1816713. Don’t settle for less, Use RDS!

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