How Does Rain Affect Your HVAC System?

by | Sep 9, 2019 | Heating and Air Conditioning

HVAC maintenance is important to the life of your HVAC unit. No one thinks about the impact summer storms and winter precipitation has on their HVAC system in Atlanta. Does rain affect your unit? Find out if it does and if so, what you can do about it.

Can Rain Hurt Your HVAC Unit?

One of the top reasons people assume rain could hurt their HVAC system in Atlanta is because the unit and air compressor are out in the elements. The unit is designed to stand up to normal rain and wear and tear so most rain can’t hurt your unit. Of course, there is no perfect design so following the tips below will help keep your HVAC unit safe in the rain and storms.

Don’t Cover Your Unit

The one thing you shouldn’t do when it’s raining or at any other time is cover your HVAC unit. You want it to be free of debris and the air compressor to be able to breathe. Anything that covers the unit can block the airflow so let the unit take care of itself during the rainy season; it’s equipped to do so.

When Should You Worry About the Rain?

If there is a risk of flooding in your area and the unit could be submerged, it’s time to start worrying about protecting your unit from harm. The inside of your unit is not meant to be flooded with water. If you find your unit has been submerged, it’s essential to contact a professional HVAC company to dry it out for you because it could be dangerous to try and do it yourself.

For more information on having your HVAC system in Atlanta inspected and serviced, contact the professionals at Moncrief  for an appointment.

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