The rain won’t stop in the Fredericksburg area! Although we have enjoyed a few nice days of sun, the rain keeps coming and it doesn’t look like it plans to stop anytime soon. During these days of heavy rain and thunderstorms, you may ask yourself “Can my outdoor AC unit withstand the rain?”
The good news is that your AC unit is prepared to withstand the rain! All outdoor units are constructed and designed to withstand rain and even some hail. While this is true, you should also keep in mind that your unit is not invincible, therefore heavy winds and floods could harm it.
So, what should you be looking for?
Heavy Winds: As we said before, rain is not a problem for your unit, the high winds on the other hand are definitely an issue. Falling objects like tree branches can damage your fan. In addition, leaves and debris could get inside your unit. If you know that your area will experience a heavy storm, an air conditioner cover or rain guard may help to protect it. After every storm, perform an inspection to make sure that nothing is trapped inside your unit.
Flood: Your unit can withstand several inches of rain. But once it surpasses 15 inches, then you can be in a lot of trouble. If this happens to you, make sure to give us a call before you restart your unit. We want to make sure that your AC unit is safe to use.
Rain is usually not a huge problem for your outdoor AC unit, but you do want to keep an eye out for heavy winds and flooding. You also want to schedule a routine maintenance so we can inspect your system and prevent any internal corrosion. The proper maintenance can go a long way in extending the life of your system and preparing you for heavy storms. Give Complete Heating & Cooling a call at 540-370-4178 to schedule your next maintenance date!