The Arizona monsoon is hard on your air conditioning unit. A microburst over south Phoenix dropped damaging wind gusts measured at sixty to eighty miles-per-hour recently. Here in Maricopa County, Arizona, we’re right in the middle of our monsoon season. And during the monsoon season, Arizona can experience some pretty strong weather!
The dust storms from this season can have a pretty severe effect on your home air conditioner’s efficiency. This can not only increase your electric bill but also damage the air conditioner itself. You can prevent monsoon damage to your air conditioning unit with a few simple steps. Below are the three main ways monsoons can ruin your home air conditioner’s efficiency along with solutions for them.
1) Makes the Outside Unit Dirty
An Arizona dust storm will cover your air conditioning unit with dust. That’s very bad news for your air conditioner’s efficiency. If your air conditioning unit is covered in dirt and dust, it can’t release heat from the refrigerant very well. That means your A/C will struggle to keep you cool, running up your energy bill as a result. The solution is to check the air conditioning unit after a storm. If it’s dirty, spray it off with a garden hose.
2) Obstructs the drainage pan and condensate line
During monsoon season, there’s plenty of humidity in the air. AS a result, more condensation forms on your air conditioning evaporator unit and runs down into a drain pan and out the condensate drain line. If dust from the storms obstructs the drain line, the liquid will back up out the pan, causing water damage in your home. Prevent this clogging from happening by having a twice yearly air conditioning unit maintenence from AC by J.
3) Clogs the Air Filter with Dust
Your air conditioning system’s air filter only needs changing every one to three months. During the monsoon, with all that extra dust in the air, the air filter can get clogged faster. If you leave a dirty filter in your air conditioning unit for too long, it will obstruct air over the evaporator coil. This decreases the unit’s efficiency and increases the chance it will break down. Check the ac filter much more often during monsoon season. Change it as needed.
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