Our professionals at Amber Air HVAC understand just how much damage an ill-timed storm can cause your air conditioning system. With all the other sources of stress brought about by inclement weather, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your HVAC system has been affected. Nevertheless, it’s important to recognize the early warning signs of storm damage. This way, you can take all the necessary steps to mitigate problems or even head them off before they become more serious.
Identifying storm-related damage on a heating and cooling system is, unfortunately, rarely cut-and-dried. Luckily, there are a few indicators you can keep an eye out for that should tell you whether or not it’s time to call in the professionals. Here are just a few of them, as explained by our experts at Amber Air Conditioning.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
It’s not difficult to notice when the air quality in your home has dropped. Allergies become more frequent, dust spreads on multiple surfaces and there always seems to be strong (and often unpleasant) odors everywhere. Indoor air quality can be affected by a number of different factors, but if your home has been hit by a storm recently, this could be the source of your problems. Book an appointment for an inspection with an HVAC technician as soon as you notice a drop in your indoor air quality.
Loud & Abnormal Noises
HVAC systems are designed to operate as quietly as possible. However, the chaos brought about by bad weather can dislodge some parts in the outdoor unit of your air conditioner. This leads to loud noises which, if neglected, could easily cause physical damage to the components inside the unit. You can visually inspect for this type of damage yourself, but a professional is needed to accurately diagnose and resolve it.
Decreasing Performance & Increasing Bills
Lastly, our experts at Amber Air Conditioning recommend that you watch your energy consumption closely, especially in the aftermath of a storm. Storm damage can often cause your unit to perform poorly, which will be evidenced by a gradual increase in your utility bills. Talk to our team of technicians and schedule a check-up if you suspect that your unit has suffered storm damage.
At Amber Air, you can count on our experienced HVAC professionals to help your heating and cooling system recover after any storm. Give us a call at (951) 674-6974 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate on new HVAC installations today. We serve homeowners in Corona, CA, as well as all nearby communities.