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Keeping Fireworks Away from Your A/C Unit

When amid BBQs and entertaining guests, the last thing on your mind is ensuring your AC unit is free from debris. However, keeping debris away from your AC unit is a proactive approach to keeping it running in top shape for the rest of your summer.

The Fourth of July is full of food, fun, and lots of fireworks. When it comes to your Independence Day festivities, safety should always be your number one concern. Here’s how to keep your family safe and your AC debris-free this Independence Day!

Safety First

It’s always best to leave the fireworks to the professionals, so seeking out venues or parks where there will be a fireworks show will be the safest way for you and your family to enjoy the holiday. However, if you do plan on setting off fireworks at home, first check if it’s legal to do so in your area. If so, heed these safety tips:

  • Always ensure adult supervision.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a hose handy in case of fire.
  • Always use fireworks outdoors.
  • Keep fireworks at least 35 feet away from your home and outdoor AC unit. 

Proper Clean-Up

After enjoying your fireworks show, it’s important to check around your yard for debris and clean up as much as possible. Even if debris hasn’t made its way near your AC unit or home, wind, rain and any other inclement weather can stir up debris which can get lodged into your AC unit. If you can, temporarily turn off your AC  and cover it before you set off fireworks to avoid debris from settling in. This would be a good time to have your AC inspected if you haven’t done so in a while. 

Give Your AC Unit a Spot Check

Once you’ve handled cleaning up your property from fireworks debris, take some time to give your AC unit inspection to ensure that firework remnants haven’t gotten stuck in coils and other components. 

Contact Us Today!

If you’re having trouble with your AC unit this summer, AAA Service can help! Call or schedule an appointment online with us today. Our experienced HVAC technicians will troubleshoot and fix the problem promptly so you can stay cool all summer long. 

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