While your air conditioner is built to withstand the elements, including precipitation and storm damage, there are times when you need to call your AC repair technician to inspect possible damage. If your AC system sits in standing water, due to a torrential downpour or other unexpected issues, it can cause serious damage to the moving parts and electrical components. The water usually has to reach about 15 inches in depth to affect your air conditioner, but if there has been any flooding whatsoever, call Roland J. Down Service Experts for an AC inspection immediately.
If severe storms or flooding caused your air conditioning unit to sit in standing water, there are a handful of things we recommend doing to avoid additional damage or dangerous conditions:
REMEMBER: Do not cover your outdoor heating and air conditioning systems with a tarp. This can actually cause more problems, including not allowing the system to air out properly and remove moisture, potentially causing rust or other damage.
In addition to April showers, spring tends to bring hail storms, too. Each year thousands of commercial and residential AC units are harmed by hail. While you can typically see obvious damage from the outside, you may not be able to see that the damage inside the AC system may be causing restricted air flow, obstructing the performance of the system. Sometimes you can fix the air conditioning system more easily, by combing the fins or replacing the coil, but an insurance company’s claim breakdown showed that around 10% of air conditioners damaged by hail had to be fully replaced.
High winds tend to accompany storms and while your air conditioner probably won’t get wind damage, other objects picked up by the wind, like tree branches, trash cans, or unattached enclosures, can be thrown, damaging your system.
For a full AC inspection and safety check, call Roland J. Down Service Experts today and we’ll make sure your air conditioning unit is running safely and efficiently. Help keep your loved ones safe during storm season and make sure to follow these guidelines if your area is under a serious storm warning.
Student loan debt in the USA has been a growing issue for years. Today’s total student debt has reached some $1.7 trillion, with the average college graduate owing $20,000 to $25,000. If you’re contemplating your educational journey or giving advice to someone who is, it’s important to weigh... Continue reading
By Brian Sodoma, for Service Experts With autumn around the corner, homeowners will soon be planning for the winter months ahead. Cold weather puts even more demand on your heating and cooling system. To prepare your heating system for the heavy work it will be doing, regular HVAC maintenance... Continue reading
The HVAC industry is in a nonstop state of change. With technological innovations and ever-important environmental concerns, the skills demanded of HVAC technicians are evolving faster than ever. Preparing to adapt and satisfy these new challenges is a must for anyone hoping to join the industry.... Continue reading
© 2023 Service Experts, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, and the Service Experts logo and design are registered trademarks of Service Experts LLC and used under license by SE Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.