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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

Signs Of AC Damage After A Hurricane

by Jamie Shaw

Hurricanes are catastrophic in nature since they are accompanied by lightning, high winds, and flooding waters. While most air conditioners are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, they are not immune to hurricane-related damage. Therefore, it is crucial to identify the signs of AC damage after a hurricane. 

However, some signs of damage may not be evident hence you may not recognize them easily. Therefore, you should contact an AC repair technician to examine the unit after a hurricane. Below are the signs of AC damage after a hurricane.

Evidence of a Power Surge

Power outages and surges frequently occur during hurricanes. This can damage the compressor, blow fuses, wires, and capacitors. A power surge could have damaged your AC if you notice that your breaker keeps tripping after resetting it. Therefore, it is important to call your AC technician whenever you experience a power surge. They can examine the unit, repair the connections and replace the parts that have been damaged if any.

Weird Noises from the AC

Hurricanes are accompanied by high winds, which can force debris inside the outdoor unit. This debris may accumulate, causing a rattling sound as the fan and compressor move around the blockages. Moreover, if your AC produces a screaming noise, there may be leakage of the refrigerant. Extended exposure to the refrigerant can have a detrimental effect on your health. So if you note any strange noises from your AC, shut it down and call for assistance from a professional. An AC repair expert in this case can diagnose the unit, establish the problem, and fix it promptly.

Pooled Water around the AC unit

High water levels accompany a hurricane, resulting in water flooding into outdoor AC units. Despite most AC units being water-resistant, if submerged in water over a prolonged period, the electrical components may get damaged. It's advisable to switch off the power going into the system to prevent electrocution when the system gets submerged in water. After turning the unit off, contact an AC technician to assess it. They will clean your ducts and replace the components that were damaged hence restoring the functionality of the AC.

After a hurricane, it is important to check whether your AC is functioning properly. Hurricanes can damage your unit, and hence it is important to mitigate any resulting problems. And if the unit isn't working as it should, you should hire an AC technician for proper inspection, repair, and replacement of the damaged components.