Here in Texas, we are no strangers to hailstorms, and they can happen at any time of the year. After a hailstorm, most homeowners are usually only concerned about damage to their vehicles, roof damage and sometimes even window damage. Have you ever considered about damage to your outdoor condensing unit? I’m guessing that your answer is “no” and trust me, you are not alone. Damage to your AC unit usually isn’t addressed until it is no longer cooler or heating your home properly.
Hail damage to your AC unit can be a lot more than cosmetic. Homeowners insurance will typically cover all the damage but often the adjuster does not realize the extent of the damage therefore they do not authorize the proper repair. It is highly recommended that you schedule a visit for an HVAC contractor to come out and take a look. They should provide you with an evaluation that can be presented to your adjuster and will be written in terms they understand with customary pricing they typically approve.
Damage to your AC unit can ruin the efficiency of the system. Here are a few types of typical hail damage:
Take the time to find an HVAC contractor that will help you maintain the integrity of your HVAC system and who will be honest when hail damage is present.