Weeks have passed since Harvey raged through Houston, leaving in it’s wake devastating flood waters and unmeasurable destruction. If your home or business was affected by the storm, you have probably found yourself working through your property trying to determine what can be salvaged and repaired versus what you must replace.
Hurricane Harvey and Your AC System
In many situations, when it comes to flood damage in an air conditioning unit, it is much more cost efficient to replace your unit instead of trying to repair it. In fact, AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute) has recommended replacing the flooded equipment instead of hiring someone to try to repair it because of costs alone. If you do wish to explore repairing a unit that has been submerged in water, it should be done from a professional HVAC technician because of the potential hazards from a failed electrical system, corrosion on sensitive and dangerous mechanics such as the motor, compressor malfunctions and more. These issues not only cause the repairs to be costly but also dangerous for someone without the proper experience and knowledge.
Air Conditioning Flooding Houston
It’s not all bad news though! If your unit was over 5 years old then this is a great time to consider making the switch to an energy-efficient system that will save you money in the long run. Not only do energy-efficient units require much less energy to operate, they also do so with much higher performance and are better for the environment. Also, be sure to check out our financing options to see if we can work with you.
If you had flood insurance, check in with your provider if your unit received damage to see if it’s covered. If it isn’t we can research to see if there are any manufacturer rebates or incentives you can utilize in order to help reduce the costs in this trying time. The government is also helping provide relief in Houston currently, check in with your local Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) branch to see if you qualify.
Autumn Air proudly serves the Greater Houston area, including but not limited to Briarpark, Midtown, Sugar Land, Cypress, Pearland, The West University Place, The Heights, Spring, Willowbrook, Spring Branch and The Woodlands. Don’t hesitate, give us a call today to find out what we can do for your home or business!
3036 Yale St.
Houston, TX 77018