Damaged Heating, Air Conditioning, Water Heating Systems
Your heating, air conditioning and water heating equipment may be dangerous to operate if they were submerged from the flooding that occurred as a result of Hurricane Sandy. All gas, electrical and electronic components within the heating, air conditioning and water heating systems including motors, gas valves, ignition systems, compressor start components, safety switches, temperature limits and controls may have failed or will fail prematurely as a result of being submerged.
If the systems are left to dry out, they may start and run. It is NOT ADVISABLE to operate your heating, air conditioning or water heating systems as all controls and safety components were submerged in water that is high in saline which is highly conductive and corrosive.
In addition to the potential danger of operating the equipment, is the health hazard that may be present. Since the equipment was submerged by flood waters, all the insulation in the equipment is saturated and may contain sewage, animal feces, mold and other potentially hazardous microbials and cannot be effectively cleaned or replaced as much of it is inaccessible.
If any of the equipment was still covered under a manufacturer’s warranty, the warranty is rendered null and void as a result of the flood. There is no manufacturer that will cover equipment under warranty if it was submerged.
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