April 14, 2020

California is known as an area that is prone to earthquake tremors. During even a minor tremor, there can be various significant effects on structures, accessories, appliances and other elements of buildings and landscapes. In the aftermath of an earthquake event, it is important to call upon a knowledgeable technician to do a thorough check of an HVAC system. Such an inspection can help to prevent problems in the operational efficiency of a system. Professionals from San Diego HVAC companies are ready to respond quickly following earthquakes in order to check out every part of the HVAC system.

The shaking and shifting which can occur during an earthquake can affect one or more components that make up the system. The components include the motor, coolant, ducting, fans, and the power source. Depending upon the type of unit, the power can be electricity, solar, natural gas or other sources. Every part of a system must be operating correctly to avoid the risks to health and challenges to efficiency.

The severity of the earth tremor will determine how much damage is done to a heating and air conditioning system. The connections may be affected by a major or minor extent. If there is no power connection, obviously the equipment will not operate at all. A partial connection can cause the system to falter spasmodically or to operate at less than peak efficiency.

It is critical that there be adequate coolant to provide cooled air throughout the home or structure. The ductwork which is connected to the power unit needs to be seamless in order to ensure that the cooled air is not being pumped into areas where it does little to cool the habitable spaces of the structure.

The temperature control units such as thermostats must operate accurately. Regardless of the type of system which is installed in the home or business, regular checks are an important part of energy efficiency and comfortable indoor air. Special checks are appropriate and encouraged whenever there is a reason to believe that the integrity of the system is compromised.

Trained and experienced technicians are able to respond quickly to challenges such as earthquakes, floods, and fires. The need for cool and conditioned air indoors doesn’t end when there is a challenge caused by events outside the control. It is important that the system be reviewed by those who are able to identify minor or major problems.

When an issue is discovered, the technician can determine the best resolution of the problem. Minor problems can be addressed through repairs or replacement of one or more components of a system. A more complex or challenging breakdown may require replacement of the entire unit.

The technician can make recommendations about the steps which need to be taken to repair, restore or replace the systems which heat and/or cool the house. Today’s systems are technologically advanced. The energy which is expended often is significantly reduced by incorporating parts or all of the new equipment. The owner may also decide to upgrade the equipment in order to get better results and efficiency.

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