Split System Outdoor condensing units and hurricanes?
Until last year I never bothered to do much but mow around the outdoor condensing unit of my split system condenser...now the hurricanes got me thinking again (dangerous for us students)...has anyone seen what happens to the outside condenser (home or roof top) units after a hurricane hits an area? I live near the east coast of Florida and mine did not move in last years storms, but only because we did not get a direct hit last year. I noticed that mine sits on a plastic "slab" and is not bolted down or connected to the plastic slab or house in any way (just a 3'x3' 2ish inch thick piece of plastic they put the unit on)...and the only thing that would keep it from moving or being blown away is the wiring and tubing?
SO the big ???
has anyone seen if condenser units get blown around or damaged in a hurricane?
Has anyone thought of a way to protect the condenser in a hurricane?
Do roof top units do ok or do they get ripped off the roof?