Saltwater And Flooding Affects Your AC
For those headed back to SW Florida, we understand your To Do List will be lengthy.
One of your priorities should be to check your AC unit for damage as a result of flooding from Hurricane Ian.
Saltwater Affects Your AC
Although HVAC systems are designed to withstand severe weather conditions, including wind and rain, they are not built to be totally waterproof or to withstand a flood. Flooding is an entirely different issue, especially here in SW Florida since we are surrounded by saltwater.
The main problem with saltwater exposure to your outdoor unit is its likelihood to corrode components. When flooding occurs like it did with Hurricane Ian, deposits of sodium chloride penetrate your AC parts, damaging your condenser coil, fins, motor and more. This is a reason for you to call us for AC Repair.
When Flooding Affects Your AC
Upon your return, be cautious before turning on your AC.
In certain conditions, it is possible a fire could ignite.
First and foremost, in any home subject to flooding, we recommend all the electrical systems be evaluated by a licensed electrician before operating any appliance, including the AC unit.
Therefore, as you are evaluating your home, go ahead and call us for AC Repair.
One thing to keep in mind is even though the condenser may appear to be fully dry, it may still have wet components inside.
Continuous operation could lead to serious problems resulting in putting yourself, your family and your property at risk. Short circuits, electrocution, fires (as previously mentioned) and other dangerous issues are common in systems that have been compromised by water damage.
PRO TIP: Be very cautious when turning on the AC. Give us a call and one of our certified technicians will thoroughly inspect both the indoor and outdoor units.
Contact Us When Flooding Affects Your AC
We want you to stay safe.
Contact us for AC Repair whether it be upon your arrival or before you get in town. We will evaluate your system and do our best to have a recommendation all set for you as you return to SW Florida.
We have been doing business in SW Florida for nearly 30 years, earning a stellar reputation for excellent and honest service.
Free estimates and financing are available. Contact us for AC Repair.