It has been a hard year for many people across the United States. In North Georgia, we have experienced flooding in our communities. We care about our community and one way we can help is by helping you avoid further damage to your furnace or air conditioner unit after a flood.
Air Conditioner and Refrigeration Systems
- All flooded ductwork needs to be replaced.
- Refrigeration systems can be salvaged once they are inspected and sanitized properly.
- If parts have passed inspection, the system does not need to be replaced.
Your air conditioning unit may have a better prognosis as their parts are a bit less touchy and easier to sanitize. However, the wiring and controls need to be checked by a professional. Also, the ductwork cannot be cleaned properly, which means it must be replaced.
For propane and natural gas furnaces, the flood damage can pose a serious danger. Valves and pressure gauges can become faulty. A thorough evaluation should be conducted by a professional before the system is used.
Gas Furnace Dangers
- Flood water will corrode parts quickly.
- Corroded valves and parts can cause extreme dangers (fire/explosions).
- Corrosion may not be immediately visible but still poses a danger.
- Have a professional HVAC technician inspect your furnace before use after a flood.
After the damage to the furnace and air conditioning units is checked. The technician will explain to you what needs to be replaced and why. Remember, all flooded units must be sanitized which can be costly and complicated. Many times replacing the units is more feasible and time-saving. Also, consider an upgraded energy-efficient model if you must take this route.
If you were a victim of the recent flooding, or have any questions about your heating and air conditioning units, contact Green Heating and Cooling today.