In the Las Vegas Valley, we generally do not see a lot of rain, but sometimes, we have the weeks of heavy moisture sporadically throughout the year. Where most homeowners require outdoor air conditioners, many people have questions about how rain affects a condenser. Today, we at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to discuss the impact rain has on your outdoor unit.
Can Rain & Wind Mess Up an Air Conditioner?
Living outside is half of all central air conditioning systems. Being completely open to the elements, some vital pieces of your HVAC system are thought to be vulnerable. However, the good news is that they are right. Copper, strong plastics, aluminum, and other materials are used to construct the modern outdoor condensers and the parts inside. Because of this, any small amount of rain we get here won’t do any damage to your outdoor condenser. This does not give you a pass to just ignore your air conditioner unit all together, however. Debris can be sent flying from some that can truly kick up severe wind. Take the time to look at your condenser after one of these weather events. Any visible debris protruding from the machine if it’s safe for you to do so, pull them out to help keep the machine running.
Should I Cover My Condenser?
Less is always better when it comes to taking care of your condenser. To help protect it from the rain, we have some proactive homeowners who think wrapping their condenser with a tarp, or some other cover. It is never wise to put a cover or wrap on your condenser when it rains, and we recommend that you avoid this. It is too easy for rain drops to find themselves congregating in your condenser without ventilation. Water never has the chance to evaporate or dry up, if in the event the condenser has a cover over it. You are left with is a big potential for mold growth instead. Let your condenser breathe and ditch the cover.
Is it Necessary to Service AC Every Year?
Throughout all seasons, the best way to take care of your AC is to schedule regular maintenance. We recommend an HVAC tune-up at the start of spring, and the start of fall as well as schedule inspection services in between. One of our HVAC experts will clean and inspect every part of your air conditioning system during a tune-up. We make sure to go through everything with a fine-tooth comb to make sure you and your family stay safe and cool for months to come from the outdoor unit to the indoor air filter.
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When it comes to your air conditioner’s services in the Greater Las Vegas, NV area, we at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning provides repair, maintenance, replacement and installation services to our valued customers. With training and experienced, our friendly technicians will ensure your air conditioner services are done with care and efficiency. Call us today to schedule our affordable, high-quality services.