Air conditioners are designed to handle adverse weather conditions, but they can still be damaged by storms. Flying debris, hail damage, and flooding are just a few examples of the various ways your AC can experience damage. A damaged AC can work less efficiently, and it may not even turn back on. Understanding these various signs of storm damage is important in taking care of these repairs.
Here are a few of the most common signs of storm damage to your air conditioner.
1. Not Powering On
A power surge can result in significant damage to your air conditioner. Many times the circuit breaker will protect your system, as you can simply reset it to get your air conditioner to come back on. However, you will need to contact an HVAC professional if your AC doesn’t come on to further investigate the issue and make any repairs.
2. Strange Sounds
Hearing weird noises is another sign that your air conditioner experienced damage during a storm. Strong winds can cause loose debris to fly inside of your outdoor unit, which may cause buzzing, screeching, or rattling sounds. All of this debris puts extra strain on your system, and it can create further damage. Getting your system inspected as soon as you can is the best way to avoid any additional damage.
3. Low Output
An air conditioner may not blow as much cool air as before due to storm damage. Typically, this happens due to the refrigerant lines being damaged by strong winds. The best option is to turn off your HVAC system and contact a technician to make any repairs or refill your leaking refrigerant to increase the output of your air conditioner.
Baker Heating & Cooling offers heating and cooling services in Surprise, AZ, and the local communities. We have years of experience in the industry, and we pride ourselves on meeting the needs of each customer. Our company also provides maintenance agreement services. You can give Baker Heating & Cooling a phone call today or send us an email to schedule a free consultation!