Does Rain Damage my Heating and Cooling System Over Time?

HVAC MaintenanceIf you’ve ever found yourself pondering whether or not rain damages your AC unit, you’re in good company. It’s actually pretty easy to see why this particular concern comes up from time to time. The compressor for your air conditioning system, which is the large outdoor component which also houses the condenser and fan, admittedly doesn’t look like something that should be outside without some kind of protective cover. In fact, it’s because the large fan and vents are so prominent on many units that so many people get concerned about how exposed the compressor seems to be – especially when there are a few rainy days in a row. But do you really need to be worried about it?

Don’t Stress Over Rain

Fortunately, you can relax. A little bit of rain, or even heavy rain, is not usually a serious cause for concern when it comes to taking care of your compressor. The compressor has been designed specifically to be functional outside and should be fine through the normal shifts of the weather without any kind of special care.

The Importance of Regular Service

This does not, of course, prevent the wear and tear that comes from normal use over an extended period of time, which rain is not the direct cause of, but naturally contributes to as much as any other factor. The best way to stay on top of this type of long-term damage is to have your heating and air conditioning system serviced at regular intervals with a tune-up. This is when our technicians will be able to catch and correct any small issues that have the potential to become bigger (and expensive) issues in the future.

Unmatched Heating Services

At Alberta Mountain Air, we’ve been keeping Calgary comfortable for our customers since 2004. If you have any questions about what we can do to make sure your heating and cooling system is running as well as it should or if you would like to learn more about the many other maintenance or repair services that we have to offer, we invite you to contact us today. We will be happy to assist you in any way that we can.