Queen Creek air conditioning
Queen Creek air conditioning
The monsoon in Queen Creek can create quite a lot of damage. Both inside and outside of your home. Humidity plays a major role in the overall performance of your air conditioning system. Monsoon Humidity can create a number of issues. Each summer the higher Humidity issues can arise from our monsoon season. When the monsoon in Queen Creek raises the humidity outside, it also raises the humidity inside of your home. This means that your air conditioning system has to work harder to cool the home, as it is also dehumidifying the air. Another problem with the monsoons is that electrical damage can occur from lightning in the area. Its a good idea to turn off the air conditioner during a lightning storm. This may help to avoid a power surge or other issues associated with power outages from a storm.
When your cooling system is busy dehumidifying the air, it is actually removing moisture from your home. Thus, the moisture from the evaporative coil must be allowed to drain freely from the coil drain pan. If the drain lines are clogged, the condensation can overflow from the coil drain pan and cause damage.
When the condensation from the primary drain pan can't drain properly, over time, it can prematurely rust and corrode the evaporative coil. This usually leads to refrigerant leaks. It may also lead to water damage. Either case can be very expensive to repair.
Proper flow of condensation is needed to ensure that no damage comes from the water. If the water can't drain out, then damage of one form or another usually occurs. The monsoon in Queen Creek adds humidity to the air in your home. When the air conditioner runs, its In the form of condensation. This water has to go somewhere... If you suspect clogged drain lines, call asap to avoid any further damage to your home.
If you've noticed a rust stain at the outside wall of your home, coming from a small 3/4" round pvc drain line, you will have rust damage inside as well. The question is, how bad? Most often, we can clear a drain line and be sure the condensation can properly flow. However, if the inside coil is not correctly leveled, condensation may still build up at the evaporative coil.
Make sure to have your ac system checked if you see a rust stain on the side of your home. The Arizona Monsoon can cause damage to a system that has not been properly managed.
Monsoon Humidity can cause excessive condensation at the evaporative coil. If the water from the condensation can't flow out properly, for whatever reason, the coil can rust prematurely. Rust can cause refrigerant leaks at the evaporative coil. Refrigerant leaks can be very expensive. Get your system checked and be sure it hasn't rusted. Remember, both proper installation and proper maintenance matter when it comes to being sure that your system is draining the condensation correctly. Each monsoon season we replace many evaporative coils and drain pans due to improper condensation drainage. The older R-22 Freon units are no longer made, which means that you have limited options when repairing a freon leak. Soon, freon will no longer be available. R-22 freon will not be sold after Jan. 1st, 2020. Most often, when a coil is rusted and the system is 10 years or older, it makes much more sense to replace the entire system. This is especially true when its an R-22 ac system.
The monsoons will come each summer. Each summer we will be here to take care of your air conditioner. If you have a refrigerant leak, suspect a condensation problem, have a flooded ceiling or simply want to replace the old R-22 ac unit, feel free to give us a call for more information.
Call us at 480-466-3552
Queen Creek Monsoon
Changing your filter monthly can help prevent dirty evapoartive coils
Rusted evaporative coil in the air handler (Blower Fan Section) will lead to refrigerant leaks. Proper condensation drainage is important to help avoid rust. Most coils become rusted and need replacement within 10-15 years. The better the maintenance, the longer they last.
Condensate drain trap example. This will be located at the starting point of the condensation drain line (at the air handler) This must be kept clean and free flowing or it may back up creating a overflow of condensation.