Protecting the air conditioner from damage is a difficult task to manage. In the past we have told you of the damage done by weather and thieves, but lawn mowers, kids, and rodents are some of the most common causes of air conditioner condenser damage. Understanding the type of damage that can be done to the unit will help you better protect the system in the future, and it may even save you some money by preventing costly problems.
Common Causes of Air Conditioner Damage
- Lawn Mowers: Many homeowners take pride in the condition of their lawn. It takes hours on a weekly basis to keep it well manicured, but in the course of caring for it, we sometimes forget to be careful when we navigate the lawn mower around the air conditioner. Kicked up rocks can cause enough damage on their own, and lawn mowers are also responsible for many refrigerant leaks every summer.
- Kids: If you have children playing in your yard, odds are they will be intrigued by your air conditioner’s condenser. Children tend to stick whatever they can find in between the fan blades. Bent blades or a blown out fan motor are common types of damage that can be caused by little hands, so make the air conditioning unit a “No-Go Zone” in your yard.
- Rodents: Mice and other small rodents tend to seek shelter in the condensers of air conditioning units. While inside the system, they chew on everything, and are usually the cause of electrical problems. Yearly maintenance checks will help clear out nests created by these creatures, and periodic checks of the unit will prevent rodents from costing you in repairs to the system.
Four Seasons has Got Your Back!
Protecting your air conditioner from these three problems will go a long way towards reducing system failures and keeping your unit in good shape for a longer period of time. However, accidents do happen, and when they do, Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning is there for you! 24 hours a day we make ourselves available to repair any damage done to the system, and we can help keep your family comfortable this summer season no matter what gets into your unit.
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