Frymire Services Expects HVAC Repairs and Scams to Rise Following Spring Storms in Texas

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Hail damage and high winds ding performance and efficiency of exterior A/C units, heat pumps and rooftop package units. Consequently, homeowners and building managers who need HVAC repairs may find themselves at risk for contractor scams, especially as temperatures climb.

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You should only hire a residential or commercial HVAC contractor you have thoroughly vetted first.

When April hailstorms blew through Wylie, Texas recently, softball-sized hail destroyed windshields and tore holes in the roofs of nearby homes and businesses. Since then, images of shattered glass, gaping holes and blue tarps gracing the roofs in Wylie neighborhoods have received ongoing coverage by local news organizations.

What didn’t make headlines was the less visually compelling damage sported by HVAC condensers, heat pumps and rooftop package units sitting outside.

According to Tom Frymire, Vice President of Operations at Frymire Services, Inc. in Dallas, “All outdoor units have metal condensing coil fins, which are about the same thickness as a soda can. Hail can easily smash and flatten the fins together and block airflow across the condenser coil. This can lead to compressor failure, impede performance and increase energy costs.”

In a new article, More than Dents, Hail Damage to HVAC Units Dings Performance and Efficiency, Frymire Services Residential Service Manager Stevie McCown explains the steps homeowners and building managers should take following violent spring storms.

Along with providing tips on what to look for during a visual inspection, McCown recommends contacting a reputable HVAC services and repair contractor in Dallas or Fort Worth post-storm.

“Hail and high winds can also lead to some not-so-obvious problems with outdoor HVAC units, and these are problems a licensed HVAC contractor is trained to find,” says McCown.

As storm damage continues to pile up, McCown also cautions homeowners to be leery of fly-by-night contractors – whether you have damaged HVAC equipment or a roof in need of repair.

As McCown explains, “You should only hire a residential or commercial HVAC contractor you have thoroughly vetted first. Check review sites such as Yelp or on Google, and ask the manufacturer of your A/C system to recommend an HVAC installation and repair professional in your city. Don’t be lured in by a great deal on air conditioning repairs, because you’ll end up paying more in the long-term.”

About Frymire Services
Since 1950, Frymire Services has provided comprehensive residential and commercial maintenance, repair and replacement services from air conditioning, heating, controls and indoor air quality to plumbing and refrigeration in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex.

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(972) 620-3600

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