What to do About a Rusty Air Conditioner

September 16, 2019

Over time, your air conditioning unit will most likely rust. This is an inconvenience that even the newest units face when exposed to the elements for a prolonged period. Determining whether this is a DIY job or not is the first step. If the rust is simply on the surface, you’ll most likely be able to handle it on your own. If it’s within the coils, compressor, or deeper into the unit, you’ll need an HVAC professional to handle the job. It’s never advisable to ignore a rusty air conditioner. Corrosion can lead to serious problems with electrical components and even health hazards due to insufficient filtration.

DIY Tips for Removing Surface Rust

It’s simple to remove surface rust with a degreasing product and sandpaper. You’ll also want to use a nylon brush for the areas where sandpaper isn’t practical. Simply use those items to remove the rust and try to ensure that it doesn’t re-appear on or within the unit.

You’ll want to use a rustproofing product and paint if necessary. If there’s a significant amount of rust throughout the unit, it should be evaluated by an HVAC professional. If that’s the case, it may be time to consider a new unit. Maintenance professionals will typically check for these issues during the service visit and will provide you with options to resolve the issue.

Floworx Mechanical LLC Can Help with All Your HVAC Needs

For many years, Floworx Mechanical LLC has been providing service, sales, installation, and maintenance of residential and commercial heating and air conditioning systems for residents of Pueblo, CO, and the surrounding areas. We offer a variety of solutions, such as ductless systems and air quality products. Our team also offers indoor air quality tests and always keeps energy efficiency in mind when evaluating your home. Duct cleaning services are also available and will help your HVAC system’s efficiency and operation. To get rid of your rusty air conditioner or for the best in heating and air conditioning services and more, contact Floworx Mechanical LLC to make an appointment today.

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