21 September 2017
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Post-Harvey Flooded HVAC Units & Insurance Claims


Post-Harvey Flooded HVAC Units & Insurance Claims

Friendswood, Texas – September 21, 2017

Friendswood's Best Air Conditioning Repair Service

With Houston and surrounding areas heavily impacted by the flooding produced by Hurricane Harvey, many homeowners have asked, regarding their home repairs in the aftermath of such a cataclysmic event, what do we do about our air conditioning systems? This article will provide you with some useful insights pertaining to actions that may be necessary with regard to your air conditioning after flooding has occurred and provide you with useful tips when making repairs.


Flooded HVAC Units and Insurance Claims:

After a flood, if the Condensing Unit outside was exposed to flood waters, the life of the Condenser has been compromised and the remaining manufacture warranty is then voided due to the following exclusions.

The following are not covered by this limited warranty:

• Labor costs including, but not limited to, costs for diagnostic calls or the removal and reinstallation of Products and/or Product parts.

• Shipping and freight expenses required to ship Product replacement parts.

• Failures, defects, or damage (including, but not limited to, any loss of data or property) caused by (6) any acts of God including, but not limited to, fire,   water, storms, lightning, or earthquakes; or any theft or riots; 

AHRI, the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute, has stated that when it comes to floods, replacement of the equipment is recommended.

Some homeowners have found that their air conditioning unit did come on and is running when they returned to their homes.  However, with the compromised system and voided warranty, replacement is recommended.

If you are filing an insurance claim, we can schedule a no cost appointment for the technician to look over the unit and write up a proposal for submission to your insurance company.

Construction in Homes:

When you begin to replace the sheetrock in your home, the best way to protect your Evaporator Coil in the attic is to NOT run your air conditioner while sanding.  The dust created while doing sheetrock work will be pulled into your Evaporator Coil and become imbedded in it which will restrict airflow causing the unit not to cool properly.

If you do chose to run your unit during construction, replace your current filter with a new one and add a 2nd filter by taping it to the outside of your return air grille.

If you need support or would like to schedule your no cost appointment  please contact us today!

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