3 Ways Heavy Rain Can Damage Your AC Unit

Posted on: Jun 13, 2019

There is a common misconception that rain does not pose a threat to air conditioning units. Though light rain probably won’t damage your air conditioner, a heavy downpour is a legitimate threat. If your air conditioner is compromised, Airco Service is here to help. We provide 24/7 emergency air conditioner repair service. This way, you’ll always have someone on your side to help with your air conditioning problems even if issues arise in the dog days of summer or the middle of the night.

Let’s take a quick look at three ways heavy rain can damage your air conditioner and how our AC maintenance team can help:

1. Heavy Rain Can Flood Your Air Conditioning Unit

Heavy rain can sometimes accumulate to the point that your air conditioning unit floods. Though moderate flooding that only reaches a couple of inches in height probably won’t ruin your air conditioning unit, if the water reaches a couple of feet, the unit is in danger. This water level has the potential to compromise the unit’s electrical components to the point that it stops functioning. When in doubt, reach out to Airco Service’s AC maintenance team to evaluate your system’s condition and functionality.  

If you have two feet or more of water around your air conditioner, there is a good chance the water has caused some internal damage to the unit. Contact our A/C specialists before turning on the unit. We will assess the damage, determine if it’s safe to turn the unit on, and perform the appropriate repairs/maintenance. Our team knows exactly what to look for when assessing the damage heavy rain can do to air conditioners. Even if we don’t find anything wrong with the unit, you’ll enjoy an invaluable peace of mind knowing you can turn on your air conditioner without concern that its safety or functionality have been compromised.

2. Recognize the Threat of Hail and Lightning That Accompany Heavy Rain

Heavy rain tends to arrive with lightning and possibly even hail. Hail can cause significant damage to the air conditioner unit. A lightning strike also has the potential to damage the unit. Though the odds of lightning striking your air conditioner are low, such a strike might prove disastrous. A lightning strike will likely damage the air conditioner’s mechanical components and electronics, rendering your unit non-functional. Airco Service is here to repair/replace your air conditioner as appropriate. 

3. Debris Can Reach Your Air Conditioner During a Rainstorm

Powerful rainstorms tend to arrive in unison with high wind. Powerful gusts of wind often move debris into the interior of the air conditioner, causing significant damage to the fan grill and other components. It is also possible for a heavy wind to move dirt, twigs, leaves, and other undesired particles into the air conditioner. Don’t make the mistake of turning on your air conditioner after heavy rain and winds and assuming it will function without flaw. The better course of action is to rely on Airco Service to conduct an in-depth analysis of your air conditioner, perform the appropriate repairs, and ensure flawless functionality.

Contact Airco Service Today

Our air conditioning specialists are here to maintain, repair, and replace your air conditioner. If you’re having problems with your air conditioner or if a strong storm has passed through the area, contact us right away. We’ll assess your air conditioner’s condition, explain its current status in easy-to-understand terms, and do whatever’s necessary to keep you comfortable and cool. You can contact Airco Service by dialing (918) 252-5667.