Were you affected by any of the recent tropical storms or hurricanes?
The United States has been inundated by devastating tropical storms and hurricanes over the past month. Many communities are going to have to rebuild from the ground up – a daunting task. Maytag HVAC, along with the rest of the nation, extends our sympathies to those communities impacted by these recent events.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has released safety, repair and replacement guidelines in response to the recent storms. If your community was affected by the recent tropical storms and hurricanes, this is a must-read.
AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek, advises caution. “We advise homeowners to play it safe and replace, rather than repair flood-damaged heating, cooling and water heating equipment,” says Yurek.
Many things were affected by the winds and the rains of these superstorms. This includes heating and air conditioning systems. Water-damaged HVAC equipment can be hard to detect and could put your family at risk if not treated properly. It’s important to take the proper precautions when it comes to repair and replacement. Even the slightest repositioning can result in leaks, loose electrical connections and more. If your HVAC system has been affected by water, it’s better to replace than attempt to repair. Although it may be costlier, it is the safest and, in the long run, the most cost-conscious choice.
Do not attempt to restart or fix your HVAC equipment yourself! You could end up doing more damage to your unit or hurting yourself in the process. Call your local heating and air conditioning professional. Wait times may be longer than usual considering the widespread damage, but it will be worth it.