Hurricane Matthew didn’t spare the Orlando, FL area, and as our community assesses the damage and begins to rebuild, don’t forget to give your HVAC system a good close look. Weather of this magnitude can cause damage you may not even be aware of, and with warm temperatures an issue late into the year, the sooner you can get your air conditioner back on its feet, the better. The first step is to contact your insurance company and find out how much they will cover when it comes to repairs. Once that’s out of the way, it’s time to determine how damaged your AC is and what can be done to make things right.
Damage from Flooding
Air conditioners can experience mild water damage from time to time, such as when the drain pan overflows or when ice forms on the coils. Floodwaters and storm damage, on the other hand, can be far more devastating. Corrosion can affect every corner of the system, and mold and fungi can bloom in the atmosphere left behind. Leaking refrigerant, damaged electronics and similar problems pose an active safety hazard, and you need a trained professional to both ascertain the damage can get it fixed as expediently as possible.
Repair or Replace?
In some cases, the damage may just be limited to a few components, in which case a repair job is probably the best option. If the damage is too widespread, however, you may need to replace the entire unit. Again, a trained professional is your best option for determining the extent of the damage and deciding on the best course of action. The more reliable the company, the more you can count on their recommendations.
The pros at Downtown Heat and Air are ready to perform repairs or replacement services on your air conditioning system!