Because our air conditioner units are always outside, they face every type of weather that the year may bring. This makes them susceptible to clogs brought on by windblown debris. This is especially true in the fall and winter seasons when the unit is normally dormant. One way to limit this is by using an air conditioner cover.
Air conditioner covers help to guard against various debris that may damage the unit, such as smaller twigs and leaves that can create the need for AC repair. These debris can mix with water and other particulates to form a type of “sludge” that blocks the drain holes within the unit, preventing them from drawing property. When the unit is unable to drain fluid, water can build up and damage the various electrical components, while simultaneously allowing rust to form on other components throughout the unit. If this continues, it may cause the need for more costly repairs or premature replacement.
A simple solution is to have an air conditioner cover installed. Your local HVAC maintenance provider can help you select the right one for your unit. They’ll inspect the unit before installation and will clean out any debris that may be found. It’s a quick and cost effective process that can save you time and money in the long run.
If you have questions about this or would like to schedule a consultation for HVAC maintenance, contact our offices in Joplin, MO or Tulsa, OK and let us know how we can help you.