Though it rains more often in different areas in the country, Massachusetts has its fair share. As a result, many people have questions about how rain affects a condenser since most homeowners have outdoor air conditioner units. The impact rain has on your outdoor unit is something we at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning would like to do today.
Will Rain Damage an AC Unit?
Half of all central air conditioning systems are placed outside. Some vital pieces of your HVAC system are completely open to the elements, which can make them vulnerable. To construct modern outdoor condensers and the parts inside, copper, strong plastics, aluminum, and other materials are used. Any small amount of rain we get here won’t do any damage to your outdoor condenser because of this. However, this does not give you a pass to just ignore your air conditioner unit all together. From some that can truly kick up severe wind, debris can be sent flying. After one of these weather events, take the time to look at your condenser. If it’s safe for you to do so, any visible debris protruding from the machine should be pulled out to help keep the machine running.
Should You Cover an Air Conditioner Condenser?
When it comes to taking care of your condenser, less is always better. We have some proactive homeowners who think wrapping their condenser with a tarp, or some other cover to help protect it from the rain. We recommend that you avoid putting a cover or wrap on your condenser when it rains since it is never wise. Without ventilation, it is too easy for rain drops to find themselves congregating in your condenser. If in the event the condenser has a cover over, water never has the chance to evaporate or dry up. Instead, you are with is a likely potential mold growth. Ditch the cover and let your condenser breathe.
How Do You Maintain an Air Conditioner?
The best way to take care of your air conditioner, is to schedule routine maintenance throughout the season. An HVAC tune-up at the start of spring, and the start of fall as well as schedule inspection services in between is highly recommended. During a tune-up, one of our HVAC experts will clean and inspect every part of your air conditioning system. To make sure you and your family stay safe and cool for months to come from the outdoor unit to the indoor air filter, we make sure to go through everything with a fine-tooth comb.
Central Air Conditioner Maintenance, Repairs, Replacement, Emergency Repairs & More in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam, Massachusetts
We at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning provide emergency air conditioner repair, maintenance, replacement and installation services in the Hampshire and Hamden County, Massachusetts area. Our friendly technicians will ensure your air conditioner services are done with care and efficiency with training and experience. To schedule our affordable, high-quality services, call us today.