FLOODING HOMES IN HOUSTON CAUSE REPAIRS & REPLACEMENT OF AC SYSTEMS
Very early this summer Houston experienced unprecedented rain in a short period. Flash floods hit pocketed areas west of downtown. Places like Meyerland & Bellaire where hit the hardest. Unfortunately, many of our customers people were flooded out of their homes. Some houses took on as much as 4 feet of water INSIDE. In the days that followed Meyerland looked more like a war zone with mountains of damaged belonging piled up in yards.
This also translated to a jump in HVAC repairs & replacements. Here we have a unit that lasted a long time. This old condenser lived a good life but sat underneath a few feet of water for quite some time. It was time for an upgrade. Our customer opted for Trane’s XR14 model. A single stage ac condenser along with a new evaporator coil.
NEW A/C WILL INCREASE HOME EFFICIENCY
The below picture is of the indoor evaporator coil. As you can see it is impacted by dust and fur. This build up over time makes the AC work harder and harder. HVAC systems are all about relocation of heat. Removal or adding heat. When the system is covered up by dirt and fur the process of moving heat becomes more and more difficult. This increases effort your HVAC system to do its job and can even cause a system to fail prematurely.
This proves the need for AC systems to be regularly cleaned and maintained to improve performance and lower the likelihood that repairs will be needed. Further, changing air filter regularly will also go a long way toward helping. Choosing a good filter will go a long way to help.