Wind & Tornado
High Winds and the Resulting Effects
No matter where you live, extreme weather is a possibility. No one wants to Google “storm damage near me” to see if it’s safe to leave your home. Even if you don’t sustain damage to your dwelling in heavy storms or tornadoes, it doesn’t mean you’ve escaped unscathed.
At times like these, you need your trusted partners at Steamatic of Fargo to check your HVAC system for issues common after high winds and severe weather.
Dust and Debris
You may not realize it, but dust and dirt stirred up in high winds from storms can get caught in your air conditioning system. Not only does it impair the efficiency of the unit, but the trapped dust can also be recirculated into the home leading to allergy and asthma flare-ups.
If you notice a musty smell from your vents or if the AC doesn’t seem to be working as well as normal, there could be a build-up of debris on the coils.
Tornados can be devastating. Even those not caught directly in the path of destruction can be affected. High winds can send lawn furniture, tree limbs, leaves, mud, and other debris into the outside units, causing damage to the protective cover, parts, and seals.
If leaves and twigs have made it past the housing into the working parts of your unit, you may hear a loud clattering sound when the compressor is on.
In other cases, limbs or straight-line winds can knock the housing out of place, exposing the compressor to the elements. In this case, the unit may be damaged to the point that it no longer cools, or it may not come on at all. If any of this occurs, do not attempt to move or repair yourself. Call our repair technicians to make sure that everything is safe until we can get it back in working order.
In the unfortunate event of a tornado or damaging winds in your area, the HVAC system may be a total loss. If your home has sustained significant damage, our 24×7 emergency response team and our wind damage and restoration services teams are all here for you.
Our reputation for honesty, quality, and excellence, combined with our long-standing relationships with major insurers, allows us to get you back in comfort as soon as your home is ready. When you need help recovering from storm damage, contact your trusted neighbors at Steamatic of Fargo.
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