Summer doesn’t just bring heat, it also brings rain. On hot days, rain sometimes just makes it even nastier outside by increasing humidity. Did you know all this rain and moisture can lead to serious damage to your air conditioner?
An air conditioner works in part by removing moisture and heat vapor from the air to help cool off your home. This moisture and vapor are turned into condensation that is dripped into a pan and then out of your unit into the sewer system. Excess moisture from rain or extremely humid days can greatly increase the amount of condensation from your unit.
High water levels can cause clogs that result in leaks that can cause damage to your unit and home or the growth of mold in your home and system that is harmful to breathe if left unattended.
However, there are simple measures you can take to help ensure you won’t have to be confronted by expensive water damage in your home and even possible repairs to your air conditioner.
Regularly Check Your Unit
Like many common trouble areas that can come up with your air conditioner, one of the keys to prevention is regular maintenance. Make sure your HVAC system is annually checked by an air conditioner repair professional.
One of the main reasons for these clogged drain lines are algae that can build up over the years. Your technician can spot and address algae before the buildup becomes too great.
Be sure to leave these kinds of check-ups and repairs to the professionals!
Change Your Air Filters
As your air conditioner cools the air it is also cleaning it. Over time, your air conditioner’s air filter can get backed up and full of dirt, hair, lint and more. As it gets clogged up, it is harder for air to pass through and moisture can build up on the dirt, where mold begins to grow.
Thankfully, you don’t need an expert HVAC service technician to change an air filter. Be sure to change your air filter every month. This keeps your air clean and help prevent build-up that can lead to moisture and mold inside your unit.
Clear Away Blockages
It is important to make sure anything that could block air flow is cleared from your HVAC unit. Like a dirty air filter, any blockages like bushes, trees, fallen leaves or anything else that could get in its way can cause your system to work harder.
Don’t let the heat and water damage get the best of you this summer. Call Bryant to schedule an appointment with one of our excellent service technicians!