If you live in the great state of Texas you know the importance of having a working A/C system. We are often dubbed “the a/c capital of the U.S.”, and for good reason. If you were one of the thousands affected by the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey you may be wondering “what’s next” when it comes to your HVAC system.


In the event your HVAC system has been damaged, or stopped working, it is important to contact a qualified, licensed, contractor to look at your system. In times like this it’s very important to do your research. Check the BBB, as well as, other review sites to ensure you will be serviced by a reputable licensed company.


It’s important to note that if you do not have an insurance policy that covers for flood damage, your policy may cover wind or damage from fallen tree limbs, etc.


In times like these we know how surreal things can seem. Things can become scrambled. We would like to take some pressure off by putting together a list you can follow to make sure you have one less thing to worry about. Below you will find that we have outlined some important steps to keep you safe before deciding to turn your HVAC system back on.


  1. Check insurance policy to see if you’re covered by flood damage.
  2. Take pictures of all flood related damage for insurance purposes.
  3. Visually inspect all HVAC electrical connections.
  4. Check outdoor unit for debris or signs of a surge.
  5. Make sure outdoor coil is free and clear of any debris.
  6. Clean the outdoor coil with a water hose.
  7. Visually inspect fan motor for debris or broken seals.
  8. Turn thermostat to the off position and remove batteries (if applicable).
  9. Visually inspect all ductwork supply/returns for water damage.
  10. Visually inspect furnace/air handlers for water damage. Many furnaces and/or air handlers are in your closets. 6″ of water is all it takes to negatively affect your indoor furnace and/or air handler.


In this devastating time, we would like you to know that we are here for you and your family. If you need any assistance with you HVAC system please give us a call at 713-466-7555. We are proud to say serve Houston with integrity and honesty.

EnviroMax is a family owned and operated company. We have been in business for over 39 years and have maintained an A+ rating with the BBB.