Understanding How Hail Damage Affects Commercial HVAC Units

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There are many types, manufacturers, and sizes of commercial HVAC systems which can make it difficult to create general guidelines for repair procedures and estimates for hail-damaged units. This guide uses the most common “light commercial” rooftop units (RTUs), which are 5-tons, 7.5-tons, and 10-tons in capacity, for estimating time to repair or replace. Defining Hail Damage to an RTU …


HVAC Red Flags article in Claims Management

Curtis VanNess, Field Operations Manager for Donan’s HVAC Forensics, discusses common red flags in HVAC claims in an article published in February’s Claims Management Magazine. In the article, “A Blast of Hot Air,” VanNess addresses misconceptions commonly uncovered during HVAC investigations: Red Flag #1: Estimates That Only Provide Replacement Costs Red Flag #2: Matching SEERs of the Interior and Exterior Units Red Flag …