Does Rain Damage My Heating and Cooling System Over Time?

September 10, 2018

An air conditioner unit consists of two parts, on inside and the other outdoors. Because water is known as the universal solvent, the question comes up sometimes as to whether or not rainwater is bad for the outdoor unit. It’s a natural question, as most people understand to take care of tools and equipment means not to leave them out in the rain. Fortunately, however, the air conditioning unit was designed by engineers to be weatherproof and won’t, under normal circumstances, be damaged by rain. The Effects of Rain on Your Air Conditioner Rainwater can, in fact, actually be good for the unit during moderate or light storms. The water can rinse off any accumulated dust or pollen in the coils as it flushes through the unit. Keeping the unit clean is an important part of an overall maintenance program as the conditioner can’t work properly if it becomes clogged, and can be forced to work harder than intended if it even becomes partially clogged. There’s also the basic fact that rain tends to cool the overall temperature, which is helpful toward simply not needing to use the air conditioner as much on a rainy day. So a typical rainstorm...

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