Does Rain Damage My Heating and Cooling System Over Time?
The short answer to this question is a resounding yes! However, it takes a lot to really cause a good heating and cooling system lasting damage. You should be aware of the situations that require your close attention. You must also be aware of the symptoms to check for and when to get a professional company involved in the process.
When and When Not to Worry
If you have done a good job picking a durable, relatively new heating and cooling system, you will not have a problem with most rainstorms. Heavy rainstorms may or may not require professional assistance – you should always perform a DIY check, however. The storms that include flooding are the ones that you should always be most wary of.
What to Check for after a Storm
The major piece of maintenance that occurs after many storms is a blockage to the airflow in your heating and cooling system. If your airflow gets clogged, then dirt, debris, mold, and small parasites can more easily get into your heating infrastructure. Once this happens, you may experience a faster deterioration of your heating system than is normal.
After the airflow comes to rust on your parts. This is why it is so important to check the health of your system after a flood. If water remains on your heating system for a long time after a storm, the parts begin to break down. You get a lower air quality indoors and repairs that are higher priced – not a good situation to be in.
What Happens Over Time
There is no type of damage to your heating and cooling system that gets less expensive over time. Airflow blockage will eventually escalate into deterioration and bad air quality. Rust will naturally grow and make parts unusable over time. There are many other kinds of damage that will cause you to shell out more cash than you should for repairs and maintenance.
Over time, you can only expect to pay more. You can also expect to replace your heating and cooling system more quickly if you have parts deteriorating from this process. Overall, there is no upside to leaving your heating system to its own devices after any rainstorm. Perform a cursory check. If you are dealing with inclement weather that is not normal for your area, have a professional come out to help you.
Fixing Your Rain Damage
Homes in the Lake Oconee, Lake Sinclair, and surrounding areas can contact on Patterson Air Conditioning to correct any rain damage. Our company has built its reputation on saving you money. Count on us to ensure that rain damage does not cause long-term damage to your system!