You probably know at least a little bit about the signs of common air conditioner problems. But what about uncommon problems that we don’t see as frequently? It’s important to be able to identify uncommon air conditioner repair needs because they can be an even bigger problem for your home.
If you have any concerns about your air conditioner, even if it’s just your intuition, it’s important to give our team a call. We handle air conditioning repair in Eugene all the time, and we can offer an assessment of your home’s HVAC system along with recommendations for repairing or replacing any problems we find. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about uncommon air conditioner repairs that we see in the area.
Damage from Rodents
You probably don’t want to think about little critters invading the space inside your home. Unfortunately, it does happen all the time. Critters are especially common in the winter when it is cold outside and they are looking for shelter. Since our winter season is coming to a close, it’s a good idea to get your air conditioning system checked for any signs of damage from rodents.
One of the biggest repair needs that we see is critters chewing through ductwork. They can get into your air ducts because the areas are warm. Then when your forced air system comes on, they panic and want to get out fast. They can chew through the walls of your ductwork and create holes for conditioned air to escape.
You may only think of water leaks in terms of plumbing problems. But water damage can impact your air conditioning system, too. If a water leak is near your HVAC system, it can impact your electrical system. Water and electricity simply do not mix under any circumstances. If water damages some of your HVAC system’s wiring, it can impact how well your air conditioner works. It may break down completely, or it just may have intermittent problems. Either way, water damage is dangerous.
But that’s not all. A water leak can also create mold and mildew that spreads within your HVAC system. Then the spores attach in areas like your ductwork, grow even more, and blow back out into your home. If you have a UV light installed, you don’t have to worry as much because it can prevent mold growth. But if you don’t have a UV light and notice mold, it is always considered a serious problem. You want to get it addressed sooner rather than later.
Outdoor Unit Sinking
When your air conditioner is first installed, the outdoor unit is likely secure. But over time, the slab can sink or shift. If your air conditioner is not level or sinks into the ground, that’s a problem. It can prevent proper drainage, and also cause other problems. Moisture and dirt can get into the outdoor portion of your unit and even travel to your indoor cabinet, causing even more damage.
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