Why is Corrosion and Rust on My Unit?

Air conditioners and air handlers are susceptible to corrosion, as they are often exposed to moisture and air-borne pollutants. Corrosion can affect the efficiency of your air conditioning system, causing it to run inefficiently or even stop working altogether. It is important to inspect your air handler or air conditioner regularly for any signs of corrosion, such as rust or discoloration.

If left unchecked, corrosion can weaken the components of your air handling unit, resulting in costly repairs or replacement. To prevent corrosion on your residential air handler or air conditioner, it’s important to keep the area around the unit free from debris and dry. Additionally, be sure to regularly clean the unit with a soft cloth and mild detergent solution or a specialized cleaning product designed for AC units. This will help remove dust and other contaminants that could cause corrosion.

It is also important to check the outdoor condenser coils for signs of rust and dirt buildup which can also lead to corrosion if not removed. If you notice any signs of rust on your outdoor condenser coils, contact Air Around the Clock for assistance in replacing them as soon as possible.

Finally, be sure to schedule regular maintenance or maintain a service contract so we can inspect and clean your system thoroughly in order to reduce the risk of corrosion in the future. Taking these preventive steps can help extend the life of your residential air handler or air conditioner and ensure that it continues running efficiently year after year!