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Does Living Close To The Ocean Affect Your AC?

August 13, 2020 | Blog

Living near the ocean is a wonderful life – that comes with major maintenance. It’s known that salt water and humidity can affect your home’s appliances and metal work, but how can it affect your AC? Here are some of the most common AC problems you may encounter by living near the sea.

Condenser Coils

Corrosion is common with most metals near salt water. AC units are made out of aluminum and steel – metals that are very susceptible to corrosion and deterioration. The mix of salt and moisture in the air will cause your AC to wear down much faster than normal, decreasing its lifespan and longevity.

Your condenser coils are composed of copper tubes attached with aluminum foils. That means they are the most affected by corrosion. Once your condenser coils begin to corrode, your AC will not be able to produce proper air flow. This causes frequent breakdowns, leading you to call for an AC repair.

Humidity

Living in a coastal area means dealing with high humidity levels. Humidity can be the culprit of rust and damage to the nuts and bolts keeping your AC together. With the sticky, hot temperature outside, you’ll want to keep it crisp and cool in your home. This results in your AC constantly running and pushing out cool air. This can shorten the lifespan of your AC with the harsh environment it needs to contend with, while also working harder to keep your home cool.

Sand

Another common problem you may deal with is sand. Frequent wind will cause the sand to travel into your home – as well as your AC components. This can cause your AC to corrode and the surface of its metals to deteriorate. Sand can also cause your air filters to become dirty and clogged, restricting air flow. With a clogged air filter and damaged metals, your AC will be working twice as hard to do its job properly.

If you live near the ocean and need AC maintenance or need any AC repair in Pensacola, FL and the surrounding areas, contact Express Air to help get your system combat the coastal weather.

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