You can’t expect to live in West Palm Beach without having an air conditioner. The amount of usage an AC Unit is incredibly high due to the constant hot temperatures during the summer months. There is a caveat to this and that is, anything that is used often enough will eventually break.
Common A/C Leak Problems
A/C leaks could be easy to find if you already know what you’re looking for. But if you’re having trouble looking for the leak in your air conditioner here are some tips:
- Your A/C unit was not properly installed
- The drain pan could possibly have cracks
- Not changing your air filters
- There’s a clog in your condensate line
Preventing A/C leaks in West Palm Beach
With any issue in your home preventative maintenance is key to making sure you’re not in for a surprise later. Here are some pointers on how to stay on top of A/C leaks:
- If you have central air make sure your secondary drain line is installed properly
- Check to see if your A/C unit has a safety pan in case of leaks
- To prevent any microbial growth inside your A/C system (molds, etc.), it is recommended to use 1:1 ratio of water and bleach
- Have your HVAC professional inspect your unit annually
- Make sure your levels of coolant are at the recommended levels
- Make sure there is no buildup of dust and debris on your filter and replace as necessary
- Check the ducts to make sure everything is working
Does your house insurance cover A/C leaks?
Living in South Florida it is an absolute must to have a properly functioning A/C unit. In life there will be times however that damages to your A/C unit are out of your control such as thunderstorm damage and improperly installed units. The Insurance company will primarily look at how the leaking began and will not cover if the unit is out of warranty, neglect of the unit by the owner, and if drain lines were clogged. If you’re not prepared for the worst, then be sure to understand the stipulations of getting it covered before it’s too late. Hiring a public adjuster to guide you with this process because most likely your insurance will not tell you what is covered until after it happens.
Flood Insurance and A/C Leaks
There are many factors that are involved that the insurance company needs to consider before it covers your damages. Some of the factors involved are was the unit neglected and not maintenanced properly, is there a warranty on your unit, and was your A/C unit the correct fit for you space, just to name a few. Flood insurance will only cover the damages only if you can prove that damage was caused by deliberately through your own actions.
Hiring A Public Adjuster For You A/C Leak Claim
If the leaks in your air conditioning unit are not treated properly or in poor timing it can cause thousands to fix. Now that you are aware of what’s in your insurance policy you decide to file a claim and was either denied or lowballed. Now you’re in a rut and can’t fathom what to do next. Well, the best choice is to get in touch with one of Churchill’s public adjuster to make your life less stressful and a whole lot easier. We can represent you, get you the best settlement claim and feed you the information that you have yet to figure out whether it’s about A/C leaks or claims!
What is Freon and how can Freon leaks be repaired?
Freon is an odorless and tasteless chemical that can cut off oxygen in your lungs and cells. If you inhale a large amount of it, you can experience organ damage, fluid will start to build up in your lungs, breathing problems or even death. On the other hand, Freon leaks can be repaired. Depending on the severity of the Freon leak, it can cost around $500-$3500.
Should I hire a professional to fix my A/C leaks?
It is very costly to get your leak fixed by a professional, but it is your best bet because they can show you the step by step process on how to properly fix or maintain it for future reference. So, if you hire contractors with years of experience, it would roughly cost you $60-$150 more or less.
How long before I can change my air filters?
You should replace your filters once every month. Do not wait to replace them, especially during the scorching heat of Palm Beach’s whether because it will cause you bigger problems.