Prevent Water Damage in Your Air Conditioner

Summer is quickly approaching, which means the temperatures are going to rise. You will be outside having fun in the sun, then cooling off in your nice, air conditioned home. However, you probably haven’t thought about how your air conditioner could suffer from water damage. Summer doesn’t just bring warm weather. It also brings rain that can lead to water damage. Also, if you have neglected to have your air conditioner checked and it’s not running properly you could potentially have mold growth as well.

Air conditioning systems produce large amounts of condensation. If you don’t schedule routine maintenance on your machine, all of that condensation can lead to water damage and mold growth. Humidity levels can greatly affect how much water your air conditioner produces a day. If your system is working properly, the condensation will drain off of a coil into a drip pan, then into the sewer system. But what happens if the drain gets clogged? The water will overflow and will lead to damages to your home and mold growth if it goes unnoticed for an extended period of time.

This can all be easily avoided by having your HVAC system checked annually by a professional. Have the technician check your entire system. Also, ask the technician to check for algae. Clogged drain lines are often the cause of algae build up.

By doing just a few simple things you may prevent spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on damages. Don’t forget to change your air filter every month. Make sure anything that could block air flow is away from the unit. A dirty filter will cause your HVAC system to work harder, which will cost you more money to repair later on. Talk to your technician about which filter will work best in your system if you choose to replace it yourself.

You can’t predict the future, but with routine maintenance and regularly changing your filter, you will be able to prevent water damage and mold growth from happening. Don’t let the heat and water damage get the best of you this summer. Call Chapman Heating and Air Conditioning today at 317-291-4909 to schedule an appointment with one of our excellent service technicians!

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