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Can Tornadoes Impact My HVAC System?

Can Torandoes Impact My HVAC System?

Tornados can be nasty storms that can damage many parts of your home. One of the most costly parts to repair is your HVAC system. Tornados can damage many parts of your HVAC system. You will need an HVAC professional to repair tornado damage to your HVAC system.


If you’ve experienced a tornado, you know that lightning is common with these storms. This can damage many household appliances, including your HVAC system. The surge of power can run through your HVAC system. This can cause malfunctioning of your electrical system. To avoid having to pay out loads of money to get this repaired by an HVAC professional, you should plan ahead. An HVAC professional can install a surge protector. This device protects your HVAC system from surges during a tornado. If you get a whole home surge protector, it can protect your other devices as well.

Hail Damage

Tornados are also well-known for creating hail damage. Larger hail can damage cars, windows, and even your HVAC system. While most of your HVAC system is indoors, the condenser unit is outside. This means that it’s prone to damage by hail created by the tornado. The hail will pound down on the HVAC condenser unit and cause dents.

When these dents happens to the metal fan fins, it can decrease your HVAC unit’s efficiency. It’s best to contact an HVAC professional to repair the unit before running your HVAC system. To prevent hail damage, you should buy a hardcover for your HVAC condenser unit. Make sure to install it before tornado season starts. Ensure that you turn off your HVAC unit while the cover is on.

Water Damage

Another common repair that professionals deal with after a tornado is water damage. Water can damage the internal parts of your HVAC system and lead the metal pieces to rust. If your unit has experienced flooding, turn the HVAC system off. Contact an HVAC professional. To prevent water damage, always put a cover over your HVAC condenser unit. Make sure that the unit sits up off of the ground. If it is not sitting above ground, an HVAC professional can fix that for you.

Wind Damage

Tornados are also known for their strong winds. These windstorms can cause debris to enter the outdoor condenser unit of your system. When the HVAC unit becomes clogged with debris, it will not work right. You’ll need to contact an HVAC professional to come and clean out the HVAC unit. Windstorms from a tornado can also be powerful enough to topple your HVAC unit. If this happens, shut off your HVAC unit and call in a professional to help with the matter.

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