The entire country has seen a lot of severe weather this year. Extreme weather conditions on the East Coast often lead to flooding. Your HVAC system will not work properly if exposed to floodwater. If you have experienced flooding, it’s extremely important that you have your system inspected by a licensed HVAC professional.
After a Flood
Damage to your HVAC system might not be apparent at first. Even if the flood did not affect the inside of your home, your HVAC system’s outside unit likely was affected. Starting your HVAC system after a flood can be dangerous and might cause additional damage to your system. Before attempting to start your HVAC system, you will need to have it fully inspected by a trained HVAC professional.
There are a number of components in an HVAC system that can be negatively affected by water. After a flood, it’s generally a better idea to replace affected equipment rather than attempt to repair it. Depending on the extent of the damage, this could mean replacing one component or the entire system. Only a licensed HVAC professional can determine what needs to be replaced.
HVAC Damage Caused by Flooding
Electrical wiring connects the indoor and outdoor units of an HVAC system. If the system was running when flooding occurred, the system’s electrical components were probably damaged. It’s important to contact a professional whenever electrical components are involved.
Floodwater is often full of dirt and debris. These contaminants can stick to the HVAC system’s condenser coil, reducing its efficiency. This can lead to system to failure. If floodwater reaches the inside unit, corrosion and damage to electrical components can occur. Even if the outside of the unit appears clean and dry, it’s crucial to have the system checked by an HVAC technician.
HVAC Service and Repair in The Outer Banks
After a flood, it’s important to contact an HVAC professional as soon as possible. Air Handlers OBX offers HVAC service, replacement and repairs to residents in Outer Banks, North Carolina. Our licensed technicians can fully inspect HVAC equipment for damage and suggest which components should be replaced. Please contact us for more information.