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3 Signs of HVAC Damage After a Storm

After a storm, your HVAC system may be vulnerable to damage. Here are three signs to look out for that may indicate HVAC damage:

No power or electrical issues

If your HVAC system is not turning on or experiencing electrical problems after a storm, it could be a sign of damage. Storms can cause power surges, lightning strikes, or electrical disruptions that affect the electrical components of your HVAC system. Check if the circuit breaker or fuse related to the HVAC system has tripped or if there are any visible signs of damage to the electrical connections.

Reduced airflow or ventilation issues

After a storm, debris, leaves, or other objects may have accumulated around the outdoor unit or inside the ductwork, leading to reduced airflow or ventilation issues. If you notice weak airflow from the vents, hot or cold spots in different areas of your home, or a musty smell indicating poor ventilation, it could be a sign of HVAC damage. Inspect the outdoor unit for any visible damage or blockages and clear away any debris if safe to do so. If the problem persists, contact a professional HVAC technician for further inspection.

Strange noises or odors

Unusual noises or odors coming from your HVAC system after a storm can be indicative of damage. Listen for grinding, banging, rattling, or squealing sounds, as these may suggest mechanical problems or loose components. Additionally, if you notice burning or chemical smells, it could indicate electrical or wiring issues. In such cases, it’s important to turn off the HVAC system and seek professional assistance to assess and repair the damage.

Here to help

If you suspect any HVAC damage after a storm All Temp Co., Inc Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing, & Electrical is at your service. Our team of qualified technicians has experience dealing with all sorts of commercial air conditioners, and we’re always ready and willing to help. Contact us today to get started!