Air Check Mechanical Service Shares AC Maintenance Tips For Winter
Air Check Mechanical Service, an HVAC company based in Houston, Texas, recently posted a new blog post: “Covering your air conditioner in winter, is it necessary?Locally owned and operated, the family-owned HVAC contractor has served residential and commercial customers in South Houston, TX for 17 years.
In the blog post, which can be found on its website, the company notes that it is common for most households in the United States to have some type of air conditioning – nearly 85% of people across the country have some type of air conditioning. the country use such systems. It follows that the vast majority (if not all) of these users will want to winterize their HVAC systems to ensure that their safety and comfort is not interrupted due to a sudden outage in the middle of the winter months. At the same time, this process has the added benefit of reducing the likelihood of large energy bills.
According to Air Check Mechanical Service, one of the most common questions air conditioner owners often ask themselves is whether or not it is a good idea to leave their outdoor AC unit as it is during colder seasons. One wonders if it would be better to cover the top of these units to somehow protect them from the elements.
Answering this question, Air Check Mechanical Service writes that it really doesn’t matter. Most modern AC units have been designed with the rather harsh elements to which these outdoor units must be exposed and endured. As such, just about all modern AC units are built to withstand the harshest weather, rain or shine, whatever the time of year. This means that owners of AC units do not need to worry about these extraordinary measures to protect their AC.
Additionally, if located in a location with generally milder winters, an AC unit is more likely to die from usual wear and tear and sheer age long before the weather affects it (or more precisely on its outdoor unit). The company goes one step further by advising air conditioning owners against making such modifications to their units without the express supervision of a professional. This is because it can cause more harm than good when the normal functioning of the system is hampered.
Outdoor air conditioners are designed to be exposed to air. When the unit is covered, it blocks the air flow. This can cause mold to grow along the evaporator coil. Not only will this reduce the efficiency of the evaporator coil, but it can also increase the risk of mold spores being blown directly into the interior space and causing health and safety concerns. It can also cause corrosion, which can lead to leaks from the AC units.
In addition, covering the outside of the air conditioner increases humidity and causes moisture to build up inside the system. This can cause rust and corrosion in the long run. Additionally, there is an increased risk of unit failure as the AC unit is made up of a variety of electrical wiring, wiring connections, and potentially some printed circuit boards, which do not work well with the unit. humidity.
Finally, a covered air conditioning unit can prove to be a shelter for all kinds of pests, such as stray cats, birds, rodents, etc. Apart from the fact that it can pose a health risk to both the owner and the animal, there is also the possibility that they will chew on the wires, dismantle the freon lines or even use the unit as a nest. More information on this topic can be found in the company’s full blog.
Learn more about Air Check Mechanical Service, its history in the field, and its many services on its website. Interested parties can contact Donald Compton by email or phone to respond to any further inquiries. Additionally, social media users can follow Air Check Mechanical Service on Facebook to stay up to date with their latest activities, announcements and offers.
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4314 Almeda Meadows Drive