Play it Safe: Replace Flood-Damaged HVAC Equipment

HVAC contractor tests an HVAC system for a homeowner to ensure it is energy efficient.

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have caused major devastation in parts of Texas, Florida, and other southeastern coastal states. As flood waters recede, homeowners and business owners will begin the cleanup and rebuilding process. And that means dealing with flood-damaged HVAC equipment.

When it comes to air conditioning and heating equipment, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) president Stephen Yurek advises those affected to “play it safe and replace, rather than repair, flood-damaged heating, cooling and water heating equipment.”

Tips for homeowners and flood-damaged HVAC equipment

AHRI has published tips on how to properly handle flood-damaged heating and cooling equipment, including:

  • Heat pumps and air conditioning systems
  • Water heating systems
  • Ductwork
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