Friday, May 7, 2010

Flooding Basements Can Mean Future HVAC Troubles  

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As Middle Tennessee experiences the highest floodwater in recent memory, washed out homeowners have a lot to deal with. The approaching summer will mean a very hot recovery and unfortunately, a flooded basement usually means a flooded HVAC unit.


If a unit was submerged, it is likely destroyed. The electric components will have been ruined, so it will have to be replaced. Homeowners should take some precautions before leaving the property, such as turning off power and gas to the unit.


Once the floodwaters recede, an HVAC technician will need to inspect the unit to confirm the damage so the insurance company can make a final determination..


Currently, the federal government is offering a $1500.00 rebate to homeowners who replace their HVAC units with high efficiency systems. This program was recently extended through December of 2010.


Between a homeowner's insurance settlement, the federal rebate and consumer promotions such as the Ruud Consumer Rebate program, this is an opportune time to be replacing an HVAC unit. Also, you'll need a service technician to inspect ductwork as well. If the unit has been submerged, you most likely will have water and muck in the ducts which will have to be cleaned or replaced


RUUD'S OFFICIAL FLOOD PUBLIC STATEMENT FLOOD DAMAGED HVAC EQUIPMENT

(INDOOR or OUTDOOR)

Ruud Air Conditioning Division is cautioning residents of the areas impacted by recent flooding to promptly call a trained, professional contractor to inspect all heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment before resuming operation.

Flooding or partial to full submersion of HVAC equipment can damage safety features within the unit and the controls. Consumers, whose units may have been subjected to flooding , are advised to immediately contact a trained professional service contractor to assess the equipment. The Ruud Air Conditioning Division recommends that any HVAC equipment subjected to flooding be replaced and scrapped to avoid any risk of injury or harm.

PLEASE NOTE: IMMERSION BY FLOOD WATER COMPROMISES THE OPERATIONAL COMPONENTS OF HVAC PRODUCTS AND WILL VOID WARRANTY ON SUCH PRODUCTS.


Comfort Supply looks forward to partnering with our contractors to repair Middle Tennessee. As your business helps restore our area, Comfort Supply will be here for your expanding needs. This horrific flood invaded during a stressful economic period. Homeowners now suffer the added expenses of major renovations. During this challenging time, Comfort Supply suggests collecting payment at the time you provide the service. Doing this obviously protects you. It also prevents the homeowner from acquiring debt and encourages them to prioritize the most important repairs. We wish you the best and thank you for working to rebuild our community.

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