I live in a region that sees its fair share of turbulent weather. There are a number of high powered storms that tends to really rock our region. And with those storms often comes high winds that can really shake a house. Those high winds can also cause significant damage as well. I do my best to prepare for these storms but there is also only so much one can do. The HVAC equipment is also quite vulnerable when these storms hit. Of course, the HVAC cabinet that holds the compressor and condenser are the most vulnerable. However, I do have a hard plastic shell that I can fit over the HVAC cabinet to protect it. This shell keeps limbs from trees and other debris that become projectiles from damaging the HVAC equipment. I generally wait until the storm is approaching before I put the shell over the HVAC cabinet. The heating and cooling system needs to be off when that happens anyway. But we had a storm not too long ago that even shook the ductwork. I was really surprised by this. After the storm, the HVAC equipment was fine because it was protected. Yet, there was shifts that caused separation between the ductwork joints. So I called the HVAC company to come out to do the ductwork cleaning and ductwork resealing. This was something that was long overdue anyway. I sort of killed two birds with one stone on that one. Once we had the ductwork cleaning and ductwork resealing done, we were in really good shape. It’s hard to believe that storms can even effect the ductwork in a home.