The outer part of the cooling equipment has always troubled me since I witnessed my aunt having to replace her entire HVAC installation after a storm damaged her unsecured unit beyond repair.
- I have lived in rental apartments for most of my adulting life and didn’t have to worry about the safety of the cooling unit or pay the cooling specialist for maintenance because the three apartments I lived in had such amenities handled by the apartment manager.
When I closed my home, we worked with the cooling technician team from the local cooling corporation to install an electric heat pump, and I remember mentioning my worry regarding the external parts. I needed the cooling technology to last me as long as possible to help with indoor comfort and climate control without me having to worry every time there was terrible weather. I even went ahead to narrate my aunts’ story even though there were barely any storms in my area, so the likelihood of it being blown away was close to zero. But the thought of spending all the money in my savings for a quality HVAC unit and having it damaged by environmental factors I could guard against was enough to make me paranoid. The HVAC contractor understood my worry and reassured me that the HVAC business experts involved in the project would ensure the unit got a screen to guard it against snow damage. I would only have to keep it on the unit winter, and the rest of my worries would be resolved by having a guard fence around the unit to avoid debris getting into it. Additional care would be provided by the local service provider during maintenance, where they would remove anything they saw trapped within the unit’s surroundings. I may be paranoid, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.