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Replacing your A/C unit in a coastal area

When deciding to replace your air conditioning unit one thing to keep in mind is your area and what time of climate the system will be exposed to. Keep in mind the average temperature, annual sun exposure, and humidity.

What impact does the climate have on your system?

Coastal areas are more likely to degrade aluminum, copper, and carbon steels faster. This includes the components in your HVAC system. The soil and sand close to the ocean are more likely to cause dust and dirt to enter the system. Tropical storms can generate a lot of damage to your HVAC unit, not only does a windy and more humid climate expose your system to more water, but the salt in the air can cause more damage.

How often is your unit running?

Because of the climate, you may run your air conditioner for much longer than most people. This draws salty air, causing corrosion to your unit and causing it to be used more. You will want to make sure to pick out a reliable unit that will handle this extended run time as well as the harsher conditions. That is why it is important to look for a unit that has been tested for corrosion resistance. You will want to make sure to use this unit as long as possible, and you will save yourself a lot of money by doing so.

Keeping up with regular maintenance

If you encounter any issues with your system near coastal locations, routine maintenance from a trained HVAC technician is highly recommended. Your contractor will review your machinery’s various components like your condenser coils for erosion, while additionally checking the internal functioning of your equipment, especially your air filter. Additionally, they will check for any needed repairs and take note of any potential upcoming issues.

Contact Phillips Air Care for a quote for a new system, and to make sure that you are given the best options for your area.