What to do About a Rusty Air Conditioner

An air conditioner is designed so that moisture drips or runs away from the metal parts inside of it. However, there are times when moisture gets inside of a unit and causes corrosion. It is also possible for salt or moisture to harm the outside of a compressor unit, and you should take action quickly to prevent serious damage.

1. Repair or Replace Your AC

In most cases, corrosion will have the biggest impact on refrigerant lines and evaporator coils. If rust starts to form on a compressor unit, it could result in refrigerant leaks or a buildup of refrigerant on the coil itself. These can be serious issues that may result in significant repairs or the need to replace the entire unit. Ideally, you will call a professional from Kyzar Air Conditioning, Inc. in West Palm Beach to maintain, repair or replace your air conditioner if issues develop.

2. Call for Service Even if Your Unit Was Just Serviced

It cannot be stressed enough how quickly rust can develop and spread. In some cases, rust can eat away at most of an air conditioner unit in a matter of days. Therefore, be sure to call for service as soon as you see rust even if you have just had the unit serviced. A professional may be able to spray a protective layer of paint or take other actions to shield the compressor and its parts from salt or other hazards.

3. Contain the Area Until Help Can Arrive

It is important to keep people and animals away from rust or refrigerant leaks. You may want to put up a sign warning your neighbors or anyone else who may wander into your yard about the potential hazards. This may protect you from liability if anyone does get hurt because of an air conditioner malfunction.

Our Professionals Can Help

If you need assistance with your air conditioner or other HVAC components, give Kyzar Air Conditioning, Inc. a call right now! Serving West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas, we can also provide solar products, water sourced heat pumps, and ductless cooling products to help meet your needs.