Storms have already been popping up in Ohio this season, and there are sure to be more with summer coming into full force.
Although we have said in a previous blog that you should not have to worry about rain affecting your air conditioner, severe storms, especially those accompanied by strong winds or hail, are another story. You should always be mindful about the impact that severe weather can have on your HVAC system.
Here are just a few steps you should take after severe weather strikes.
Inspect Your System
Take a look at your a/c unit; if you notice minor disturbances to the equipment, such as if a line set was bent or it shifted on the pad, reach out to our team for help. For more severe damage, such as the unit being flipped on its side or if heavy debris has fallen on it, you should prepare yourself for system replacement. Our team can help provide you with a free quote for a new system for you to take into consideration for insurance claims.
Assess Operational Concerns
After the storm, you should check to make sure that your a/c is running properly. Even if the unit does not show any visible signs of harm, it could still have other damage. If your air conditioner or heat pump is not working properly, have it inspected by one of our professionals to see if a repair can be made. You can request service here.
Consider Your Options
If you are unsure of where to go with any cooling issues you’ve experienced after the storm, let our team of experts help. We can explain your options of repair vs replacement depending on the age of your system, the amount of damage it sustained, and any warranties that would have been voided due to the weather.