The state of Florida has been experiencing unprecedented rainfall in recent months with some areas reporting flooding. At Del-Air, we aren’t just Tampa heating and AC experts, but also homeowners ourselves. Along with providing professional air conditioning installation and repair services, our technicians strive to educate clients about the damage that flooding can do to their cooling systems. Keep an eye out for the following ways in which flooding can affect Florida homeowners’ air conditioners, and don’t hesitate to contact Del-Air with your concerns.
Electrical System Failures
One of the most obvious ways that water can damage your AC is by shorting out electrical systems. In the event that flooding causes your compressor motor to short circuit, you will likely need to replace it. If some of the electrical components were submerged in standing water, you will need to remove them to check for corrosion as well. Because the flow of electricity can cause more damage to a flooded unit, it’s a good idea to shut off the power to your Tampa heating and cooling system until you can arrange for an experienced technician to look it over.
Additionally, flooding can affect the internal workings of your air conditioning system. Over time, standing water can cause system components to erode or even deteriorate. Eventually, the air conditioner may suffer a complete breakdown.
Unfortunately, even if your AC system appears clean and dry, it could be suffering from water damage. After flooding, homeowners should have an expert inspect all switches, valves, and coils for damage before using their systems again. You should also check your ductwork for water buildups that could lead to future mold issues.
Let Del-Air Help You Stay Cool Year Round
Periodic maintenance is the best way to make sure your unit is operating properly throughout the year, as well as to catch problems early when repairs are less costly. Based in Tampa, we offer trusted Tampa heating and cooling services throughout most of Florida. You can count on us to ensure your family’s health and comfort year round.
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