Severe weather and storm season is here, which means damage to homes and air conditioning units can occur. High winds and hail have the potential to dent windows, rip up shingles, and damage outdoor AC units. Policyholders should always contact their insurance agency after sustaining damages from a severe storm. It is also equally important to make sure that the best contractor is hired to fix a homeowner’s air conditioner.
The Insurance Claims Process
Typically once an insurance claim is filed, the insurance company will send out an adjuster to evaluate the damage. The adjuster will take measurements, obtain photos, and examine all areas (exterior and interior) with damage. AC systems should be inspected in order to make sure they are still in proper working condition. Damage to the AC’s cover, fins, tubes, fan, condenser, or compressor should be documented. The adjuster will oftentimes write up an estimate and explain what he or she believes needs to be repaired or replaced.
A licensed HVAC contractor should be contacted to repair any damage to an AC unit. Sometimes general contractors will claim they are able to do this type of work, but it is much smarter to go with a professional AC installer and service technician.
J.R. Perkins Heating & Cooling can help old and new customers navigate the insurance claims process as it relates to an AC system. We employ NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified staff and are familiar with the different types of weather damage that can cause problems for an air conditioning unit.
Our team of technicians at J.R Perkins Heating & Cooling understand that hail and winds can flatten the cooling fins within a central AC’s condenser and restrict air flow. They can replace damaged and dented exterior covers and also look for leaks or holes within the system. If a homeowner’s AC system is not working properly after a severe storm, it is important to make sure and have a professional inspect it. The staff at J.R Perkins Heating & Cooling is also available for emergency call-out situations.
J.R. Perkins is the first heating and air conditioning company in the East Valley, servicing Phoenix and more specifically Scottsdale, AZ. To learn more, please visit our website at www.JRPerkins.com or call (480) 422-4437.