Water is no friend to your furnace or your air conditioner, so this summer we all need to protect our cooling systems from the harmful effects of water damage. The two most common ways your air conditioner can come in contact with large amounts of water are floods and drip pan clogs. Luckily, the proactive homeowner can take certain steps to eliminate their air conditioner’s risk of coming in contact with water and Four Seasons can help!
Drip Pan Clog Prevention!
The drip pan is the part of the air conditioner that collects the water that has been removed from the air in the home. This water needs to be safely directed from the unit to the plumbing drainage system and the drip pan is the conduit between the two systems. When the system is poorly cared for, mold and algae begin to buildup in the drain pan. This problem can get so bad that the drain your drip pan feeds into can become clogged. When the water cannot drain it backs up into the pan and the pan will eventually overflow. Sometimes the water will overflow onto the air conditioner and cause water damage to the unit. Corrosion of vital components in the system is often the result and it could cost hundreds to repair. Have your Four Seasons serviceman out once a year to clean the air conditioner and the drain pan, and then check the pan periodically throughout the season to make sure that it stays clean and clear.
Summer floods are another common occurrence in the Chicagoland area. Unfortunately there are hundreds of homeowners that allow their home to flood year after year putting thousands of dollars worth of heating and cooling equipment at risk. Should water reach the furnace and air conditioner, the damage done may require system replacement. It is not safe to operate a flood damaged HVAC system. So, taking proactive measure now could save you thousands down the line. Having Four Seasons install or maintain your sump pump system could prevent floods from being a yearly occurrence in your home.
Mess-Free Summer Season
Protect your HVAC system from water damage! Water damage messes are the worst and most inconvenient disasters to clean up after, but you can prevent them from ever occurring when you take advantage of Four Seasons’ air conditioner and sump pump maintenance services.