Your HVAC system is designed to function year round, especially when you need it most. During hot, broiling summers it’s there to keep your indoor living areas cool and comfortable. During the chilly months of winter, your HVAC system is keeping your home warm and toasty.
At Howard Air, we know that when storms come – as they do in every season – it’s important to check your HVAC system for damage. This will ensure that you can get any damage repaired, if need be, so the unit keeps functioning at a high level for your family’s comfort.
Damage from Hail
Harsh weather can wreak havoc on your AC unit, and the protective grill, fan guard, and fan blades can all sustain damage during a storm. Hail can be propelled at tremendous amounts of speed and hit with incredible force. If hail hits your condenser, it can do serious damage. The condenser coil and fins in your HVAC system are essential to the cooling and heating function of the unit. Falling hail and debris can bend or dent the coils, and the results are a loss of efficiency or, in extreme cases, a complete loss of functionality. If your unit has sustained storm damage, it’s important to call in a professional heating and cooling expert to inspect and service the unit.
Damage from Winds
High winds can deposit leaves, tree limbs and other debris in your heating and cooling system. And while cosmetic damage to the AC and heating unit may concern you, these issues are not the real problem. Broken parts and pieces inside the unit are what we’re concerned about. The resultant blockage can damage the grate, the fins, or condensing coil. While clearing the unit of debris can help alleviate issues, fins that sustain damage from hail or windborne objects will need to be professionally inspected by an HVAC expert.
Storm Damage and Electrical Outage
Storm damage can result in a loss of power to your unit. Once power has been restored, your unit should be operational again. In the event your HVAC is still not working properly, check the electric panel for any blown fuses or tripped breakers. If the unit is still not working, there may be damage that requires professional repairs.
Howard Air is Always Ready to Help
HVAC units are built to last and the high quality materials of your system should endure for many years. Nonetheless, storm damage and debris can block essential components and cause damage that may not be visible during a visual inspection.
After any storm, Howard Air is ready to help you, our valued customer. Our heating and air conditioning experts will be happy to inspect your unit, repair any damage, replace any needed parts and answer all of your questions. With the professional assistance of Howard Air, your HVAC system will always be kept running smoothly and efficiently.