How a storm can affect your HVAC system:

There are signs to look out for which could point to potential problems in the near future. The obvious is that you’ve noticed your home is not cooling as well. If the air blowing from your vents does not feel as cool you may have sustained damage from the powerful winds. The refrigerant lines (tiny tubes that carry refrigerant between the indoor & outside unit) may be leaking. The more refrigerant your unit loses the more difficult it will be for your unit to cool your house, not to mention your utility bill will increase & refrigerant leaks can be harmful to your environment and health if inhaled.

If you notice noises coming from your outdoor unit there may be rocks, tree leaves, twigs, or shingles inside of your condenser unit. Any debris that are close to your unit should be cleaned up and kept cut back to not affect the efficiency of your outdoor unit. Due to the amount of sand & debris that was picked up and flung out through the storm, we recommend a thorough tune up to include a chemical clean of your coil to prevent premature failure of your unit.

Huge thanks to the fine lineman and workers that got power back to our community so fast. Unfortunately, that sudden spike in electricity as electric came back on can cause issues within your air conditioner, the internal components may have suffered damage or severe wear that you may not detect for months to come. A tune up or routine maintenance should be done to help ensure and reduce the risk of failures with you’re A/C and that everything is functioning as it should. If the Circuit breaker happened to pop when your power came back on, then that is a good indication that you should consider a check up on your system. Most air conditioning repair technicians often recommend shutting the power off to you’re a/c system if you start to hear lightning or if a storm is present in your area.

If you notice pooling or flooding of water around your a/c unit, that is usually a indication that your condenser could be damaged. Even though your outdoor unit is designed to be water-resistant, it can’t survive when submerged in water for a extended amount of time. We recommend if you see this, to switch off the circuit breaker to minimize the possibility of a electrical shock while addressing the issue.

If you find yourself in need of a Plumbing or A/C professional, call Titanz Plumbing & Air Conditioning and we will head right over!!

Remember to have patience with each other.

Peace & Love to all of our fellow Floridians!

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