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After a hail or wind storm many homeowners do not think to check their air conditioning unit for storm damage. Damage caused by hail and debris propelled by severe winds can cause serious damage to the fins of your air conditioning unit, which reduces the unit’s cooling efficiency. This damage will cause increased cooling costs for the remaining life of your air conditioning unit. The increased costs of cooling created by storm damage to your air conditioner can add up to thousands of dollars. So, even if you think your air conditioning unit has only sustained minor damage, it is a good idea to get a full property damage inspection and consider filing a claim with your insurance company for the repair or replacement of a storm damaged air conditioning unit.