As spring approaches, many people look forward to its warmth and comfort. However, along with the sunshine comes a chance of rain, and air conditioning owners may wonder if this rainfall could affect their systems. In this post, renowned AC repair company Tyler Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration LLC shares how spring rains can affect your AC unit.
High humidity levels make it harder for air conditioners to cool the air because they must work harder to evaporate moisture. This extra strain stresses the unit, leading to higher energy bills. Furthermore, moisture in the system’s interior components increases the risk of short-circuiting the system.
Flooding presents a huge threat to any air conditioning system. Heavy rainfall can cause damage to your air conditioning system and its inner components, and the resulting AC repair cost could be staggering.
How to Protect Your Air Conditioning From Spring Rains
The following are some of the ways you can protect your AC system from the threat of rainfall in the spring:
Sealing Vents and Ducts
Leaks or cracks around vents or air ducts can lead to energy waste. It can also cause direct damage if rainwater enters through these openings. Keeping these parts sealed will help maintain efficiency.
Having Regular Maintenance
Schedule annual tune-ups with a trusted AC repair company before springtime to ensure your system can handle high humidity and moisture. Inspectors will clean and inspect the unit’s fans, electrical wiring, coils and other components for any damage and fixes issues. Regular tune-ups protect your system from premature wear and tear.
Installing an Efficient Drainage System
Proper drainage systems should be installed around condensing units outside, if not already present, to reduce overflows during heavy rains. Air conditioning experts can also install cover above drains or condensate pans to protect against floods and debris buildup.
Tyler Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration LLC provides high-quality heating and cooling services, from water heater repair to AC system installations. Have a spring-ready system by scheduling an inspection with one of our certified technicians. Call us today at (203) 660-2031, or fill out this contact form to get a free quote or schedule a service appointment.