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Can Rain Affect Your HVAC System?

Published by Jennifer Fletcher

Your HVAC system is vital to your home’s comfort and indoor air quality. But every day, some of your equipment is exposed to outdoor elements and harsh weather conditions. To ensure your unit is ready for whatever nature brings, you must take proper care of it through routine inspections and maintenance. 

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It isn’t uncommon for homeowners to ask if rain can damage their HVAC system. Read on to find out if rain can damage your HVAC equipment or affect its performance. 

Can Rain Damage Your HVAC System?

Generally, heavy rains won’t disrupt the performance of your heating and cooling system. In some cases, they can even contribute to the efficiency of your equipment by washing away built-up dirt and debris on the outdoor unit. However, your HVAC system is not indestructible, especially if it doesn’t receive regular maintenance. 

Potential Risks

Storm-Related Damage

Heavy rain might not be an issue for your HVAC equipment, but high winds can harm it. Wind-driven debris can end up in the condenser, causing damage to the unit. Flooding is another concern since it can damage the inner and electrical components of the system. After a severe storm, schedule an inspection with an air conditioning service technician. Doing so will allow you to catch and address any issues that can affect the equipment’s performance and lifespan. 

Rusting From Excessive Moisture

It’s a common misconception that you should cover your outdoor HVAC unit during storm season. However, doing so can cause condensation to accumulate inside the equipment, resulting in rust in metal components and corrosion in rubber parts of the system. Compromised components can cause equipment malfunction and even early failure. 

Don’t wait to contact a reliable technician if you have a question or if there’s something wrong with your HVAC system. You can always count on Modern Air Solutions for superior air conditioning repair and replacement services. Call us at (630) 534-9037 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

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