While your AC system is made to withstand the weather, including rain and hail damage, sometimes you need to call your air conditioning repair technician to inspect possible damage. If your air conditioning unit sits in standing water, due to flooding or other unexpected issues, it can cause serious damage to the moving parts and electrical components. The water usually has to reach about a foot in depth to affect your air conditioning system, but if there has been any flooding whatsoever, call Pardee Service Experts for an air conditioner inspection right away.
If heavy showers or flooding caused your air conditioner to sit in standing water, there are a few things we recommend doing to avoid further damage or a dangerous environment:
- Turn off all the electrical switches for your air conditioning system. If you are not comfortable with this, you can call your air conditioning repair company to help guide you through the process.
- Allow your air conditioning equipment to dry out. Get rid of any standing water if possible and safely clear any debris from around the area.
- Leave your AC system off until a professional air conditioner inspection has been completed. Call Pardee Service Experts and ensure your equipment will operate safely and effectively with a full AC safety inspection.
CAUTION: Do not cover your outdoor HVAC systems with a tarp. This may actually cause more issues, including not allowing the unit to air out entirely and remove moisture, possibly causing rust or other damage.
In addition to downpours, spring tends to bring hail storms, also. Each year thousands of commercial and residential AC units are harmed by hail. While you can probably see obvious damage from the outside, you may not notice that the damage inside the air conditioner may be causing restricted air flow, hindering 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 one out of ten of AC systems damaged by hail had to be completely replaced.
High winds tend to accompany storms and while your air conditioning unit probably won’t get wind damage, other objects picked up by the wind, like tree branches, furniture, or sandboxes, can be thrown, damaging your system.
For a full AC inspection and safety check, call Pardee Service Experts today and we’ll make sure your air conditioner is operating 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.