A well-built home may get you through some of the harshest weather conditions, but that doesn’t mean it is no longer impervious to damage. Some of your outdoor components such as your HVAC may suffer damage as well, and it won’t always be visible at first. Even if your outdoor unit looks mostly intact, you need to look at other signs that indicate damage.
Storms and other harsh weather conditions can damage the tubes in your outdoor HVAC unit and lead to refrigerant leaks. One sign that indicates a leak is a faint sound similar to steam being released can be heard from within the unit. If this is the case, it won’t be capable of blowing cool air throughout your home no matter how much you change the settings in your thermostat. A DIY fix isn’t recommended as you’ll only worsen the damage, so make sure to call in a trusted technician to address the issue properly.
Have you noticed any weird noises coming from your outdoor unit recently? Any screeching, rattling or buzzing sounds coming from your air conditioning system is never a good sign. If they only started after a recent storm, then you can be sure that your unit has sustained some damage. Make sure to have it checked by trusted AC and heating service technicians to prevent further damage and additional repair costs.
Damage From Power Surges
This type of damage won’t be apparent unless you closely inspect your HVAC system after a power surge. Sudden power loss due to extreme weather like hurricanes can damage not just your HVAC system, but also other electrical systems. Check your unit for damaged capacitors, blown fuses, burned wires, or other damaged components.
You can always count on EZ Air Conditioning and Heating for your professional heating maintenance or air conditioning installation needs. Call us today at (210) 429-9186 to get started, or you can also fill out our convenient online contact form to get in touch with us. Talk to us today!