You know the big problems that your air conditioner can run into. Sometimes it’s a breakdown, electrical problem, or dirty air filters. But what about the uncommon issues that nobody talks about?
Sometimes you have to call for AC repair in Shreveport, LA, and the reason behind your problem is different than what you thought it would be. Let’s talk about those uncommon repairs and what you can do to prepare for them.
Critters Eating the Ductwork
Nobody wants to think about a little animal climbing into your ducts and chewing through them, but it’s a reality that we have to face. It’s possible, and animals love the warmth that comes from your ductwork, especially in the winter.
If they get in there, they’ll panic and need a way out when the forced air comes on. Rodents and critters can easily gnaw their way through ductwork, and that creates a big, glaring problem for you.
Now you have leaky air. You’re essentially paying to dump warm or cool air into the ceiling and walls of your home. Depending on the temperature of the air, it can lead to moisture problems in dark, confined areas.
AC Damage Due to Water Damage
Water destroys almost everything it touches, and as we all know, systems that use electricity are no exception. Your air conditioner can actually become damaged due to nearby water leaks.
If water damage gets in or around your ductwork, it can begin the spread of mold and mildew. These spores cling to dark places because there’s no UV light to kill them.
Water damage, whether it’s visible or out of sight, can lead to AC issues such as structural instability. You also have to worry about initial damage to electrical systems, how much that costs, and if it can lead to expensive repairs or replacements.
Your Air Conditioner is Sinking (No, Really)
We know, we know—how can it sink if it’s on dry land? Well, the answer is a little less than exciting, but it’s something worth noting.
You may notice that nearly all outdoor air conditioner cabinets are on stone slabs. That’s because without them, the cabinet could slowly sink into the ground.
Think about the drainage line from your AC and how close it is to the cabinet. That creates overly wet soil and sometimes pooling water. If your boot sinks in mud, what do you think would happen to an air conditioner cabinet?
The foundation for your cabinet is critically important. Technicians will want a solid, level foundation in place before the installation date.
Less Likely, But Not Impossible
We like to think of our air conditioners as only wearing down or running into problems from extended use, but sometimes, random chance has other plans.
It’s important to be aware of what’s going on with your AC as often as possible. When you inevitably run into issues, whether they’re common or a bit on the bizarre side, you have us.
Moon’s Air has provided whole-home comfort since 1971. Call us for service today—it’s good to be Mooned!