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Can Tornadoes Impact My HVAC System?

Can Tornadoes Impact My HVAC System?

Many weather conditions, including a tornado, can affect your HVAC system. Tornadoes can damage many areas of your home. When you think of tornado damage, you think of your roof, your windows, even your siding. Do you ever think of your HVAC system? A tornado brings a lot of water. Not to mention that it has strong winds, lightning, and large hail. Each of these elements caused by a tornado can damage your HVAC system. If this happens, you will need to call an HVAC professional for repairs.

Lightning

One of the most common elements that a tornado will bring is lightning. While it can be cool to see this natural light display, it can be very damaging. This is especially true when talking about your HVAC system. Power surges through the HVAC system's electrical components can destroy your system. Electrical parts can be expensive for any HVAC professional to repair. To prevent this, you should have an HVAC professional install a surge protector. They will install these on your HVAC system. To protect other areas of your home, use surge protectors throughout your home.

Water

A tornado can drop a lot of water on the outdoor parts of your HVAC system. When water gets in the HVAC system, it can cause electrical issues. It can even cause rust to form or get worse. To stop water from getting in your HVAC system during a tornado, install a removable cover. This will protect the HVAC unit from the rain from the tornado. An HVAC professional should install your outdoor HVAC unit up off of the ground. This protects the unit from potential flooding.

Hail

You can expose your outdoor HVAC unit to dangerous hail. Hail can damage the various fins on the outside of the HVAC unit. Hail can also cause you to call an HVAC professional for repairs. It's best to protect hail from ever reaching your HVAC condenser unit. Do this by putting a hardcover over the unit when a tornado is in the forecast. Be sure to shut your HVAC system off as you don't want to run it when there is a cover on the condenser unit.

Wind

Everybody knows that a tornado brings strong winds. These winds can cause serious damage to your HVAC system. The outdoor condenser unit can only withstand so much wind before it comes away from the home. If this happens to your home, turn off your HVAC unit and contact an HVAC professional. They will perform all necessary repairs to your HVAC system. Wind can also cause a lot of debris to blow into your outdoor condenser unit. After the tornado, it's best to turn off your HVAC system and clean out the fins on the HVAC condenser unit.

Call Us For HVAC Professional Repairs

 

If a recent tornado has affected your HVAC system, then it's time to give our HVAC professionals a call. We can perform the necessary repairs to get your HVAC system back up and running. Our experienced HVAC professionals are familiar with repairing HVAC units. If it's damaged as a result of tornados and other weather disasters, we're here for you. Our HVAC professionals can also repair routine HVAC problems. We can perform annual maintenance on your HVAC system. Call us today!

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