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Hail and Your HVAC System: Is It Time to Schedule Service?

Hail can damage vehicles, windows, and skylights, wreaking havoc in your neighborhood and leaving you calling for the insurance companies and repair technicians to get the issue fixed right away. With all of the concern over your property, some damages may get overlooked. Has your air conditioning system taken on damage because of a hailstorm? Slow performance and external damage to the outdoor unit may indicate that it’s time to call in an HVAC (heating and air conditioning) technician. Take a look at some of the ways hail can damage your system, and call a technician if you notice internal or external issues with your unit.

The Outdoor Coil Can Easily Suffer Damage

After a hailstorm, the coil that serves an important role in the refrigeration process may suffer the brunt of the damage. After the most recent hailstorm in New Mexico, our technicians noticed that many outdoor condenser coils were damaged and needed to be replaced. In some cases, the hail had only bent the coil fins, which our technicians had to straighten out using a special combing tool. The condenser coil serves a key role in your comfort, and it must be replaced ASAP if a technician finds this necessary.

Why You Need a Technician to Come Out as Soon as Possible

If there is damage to the outside coil of your air conditioning system, we recommend that you call in a technician as soon as possible. This coil allows heat to dissipate from the refrigerant flowing through the system. And this is how your air conditioner cools your home: by removing refrigerant from the air in your home and releasing the heat outdoors. When this process cannot complete in the proper way, other components of your system may also wear out as they become overworked. Check your outdoor system for kinks, and call a technician if you notice damage to the exterior or poor performance from your AC.

Was your air conditioner affected by a hailstorm in Farmington or Flora Vista, NM? Call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time!

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