Signs Your Air Conditioner Has Storm Damage

August 2, 2021
AC Storm Damage in Raceland, LA

The outdoor component of your air conditioning system is designed to resist adverse weather conditions. However, they aren’t immune to being damaged by a storm. There are warning signs that a storm has damaged your outdoor AC unit.

It Won’t Turn On

If a storm knocks out the power in your area, your air conditioner may not power back on. The circuit breaker will usually protect your AC unit from a power surge, and all you need to do is reset it. If your air conditioning system still won’t start, you’ll need to contact a heating and cooling company to repair it.

Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc in Raceland, LA, can help you if your outdoor AC unit has sustained storm damage. Our technicians are NATE-certified and we charge fair prices.

Strange Noises

Strong winds can blow branches and other debris into your outdoor AC unit. When your air conditioning system turns on, the debris may make strange noises like screeching, buzzing, and rattling. Turn off your AC system and call a technician. Ignoring this problem can cause your outdoor AC unit to overheat or be extensively damaged.

Low Output

If your AC system isn’t blowing cool air as it did before the storm, it may have been damaged. The likely reason is that the storm damaged the outdoor AC unit’s refrigerant lines. You should turn your system off and have it looked at by an experienced technician.

Pooling Water Around Outdoor AC Unit

Your outdoor AC unit isn’t designed to be submerged in water for any length of time. Trip the circuit breaker for your AC system and call a technician. You should address the drainage problem to prevent this from happening again.

Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc replaces, repairs, and maintains air conditioners and heaters. We’re also an electrical company that does lighting replacement, electrical panel repair, and more. Other services include indoor air quality, water heaters, and energy audits. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.