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Uncommon AC Problems Some Homeowners Run Into

Your AC is a critical part of your comfort, but sometimes it runs into odd troubles. While most people are familiar with standard AC issues such as refrigerant leaks, clogged air filters, and even problems with your thermostat, these uncommon issues normally puzzle homeowners.

If you need AC repair in Little Rock, here are a few unexpected issues you could run into that you may not expect. Remember: the chances of these are low, but shouldn’t be ruled out.

Rodents Eating Your Ductwork

It’s the last thing you want to think about, but it could happen. If rodents find their way into your ductwork, it doesn’t take much for them to be able to chew through the material. Their teeth are pretty sharp.

They’re looking for warmth, so you might not run into this issue or hear scurrying in the middle of summer, but when winter hits and warm air floods those vents, they’ll look for a way to get inside.

If you avoid the scurrying sounds and don’t clear them out, then when next winter rolls around and you flip on the heat? It may result in some unpleasant smells in your home that aren’t typical of your first furnace cycle of the year.

External Water Damage

We’re talking about water entering your air conditioner, but not originating from there. It seems pretty frustrating because one problem creates more problems in your home. It could come from a leaky pipe or some flooding in your bathroom, but it’s a possibility you need to keep in mind. Water damage can lead to a few things:

  • Electrical damage: We all know that water and electricity don’t mix–when it leaks into your air conditioner, this rings true even more.
  • Mold growth: Mold grows in warm, wet environments. It also loves the dark. Mold can spread through your home and immediately impact your respiratory health.
  • Instability in your home: The area around your AC vent can rot and corrode, wearing down and becoming unstable. Water damage will impact everything in your home like this if left unchecked.

AC Pad Sinking Into the Dirt

Your central air conditioner likely has a concrete pad on the ground outside. The AC cabinet is sitting on top of it, and the pad just sits there. But do you know why it’s there in the first place? To prevent your AC cabinet from sinking into the dirt.

It doesn’t sound like much of an issue, but remember that your cabinet has crucial systems in it such as condensate drainage. That means water pools in the drip tray and runs through the tube. If the system were to sink into the ground, even just a little bit, it would mean that components like the drip tray would be off-kilter, and that can impact performance.

Your AC Needs Some TLC

While these are unexpected situations, they’re issues that happen. Contact us today to schedule your fix and we’ll get out to your home as soon as we can.

Contact Dewees HVAC today to schedule your AC repair as soon as possible.

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