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3 Things Damaging Your Air Conditioner

3 Things Damaging Your Air Conditioner

You (hopefully) do what you can to maintain your HVAC system. Perhaps you regularly change the air filter and call a technician whenever your system starts acting funky. But there may be lots of things working against your air conditioning system that you didn’t even know about. Learn three things you didn’t know were damaging your air conditioner here.

1. Water (Flooding and Leaks)

There are several ways that water can enter your air conditioner and damage it from the inside out. For example, if there is a severe storm that causes flooding and traps water inside, it can sit in the condenser unit and cause damage. On the other hand, your air conditioner could also produce too much water itself, either from a leak or condensation, which can cause damage as well.

2. Rust

Rust is metal’s worst enemy. Unfortunately, the natural elements can contribute to the formation of rust on your air conditioner, which can impede the function of your system. Fortunately, most HVAC systems are built to withstand the elements and aren’t prone to rust. However, be careful if excess water enters your system. If water is stagnant within your system, rust is more likely to occur.

3. Heat

Heat is another natural culprit that your air conditioner is naturally programmed to handle. However, there is such thing as too much heat. Your air conditioner could overheat as a result of overworking. Eventually, your system can break down one part at a time, leaving you with a completely non-functioning machine. You can avoid overheating by scheduling a routine maintenance checkup for your HVAC system twice per year.

Extend the Lifespan of Your Air Conditioner by Calling Quick Servant for AC Service Maintenance and Repair

An air conditioner, as modern and sophisticated as it is, won’t last as long as it can without proper maintenance. That’s why it’s important to understand how to maintain your system. At Quick Servant, our annual maintenance plan is designed to improve the efficiency of your AC, lower your energy bills, and keep your system working for years to come. If you’d like to learn how we can help you get the most out of your system, give us a call today or schedule an appointment online.