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Uncommon AC Repairs You May Eventually Run Into

You probably know at least a little bit about more common AC repairs that homeowners can face. But what about the uncommon AC repairs that you might have to face? It’s a good idea to also understand uncommon AC issues so that you can identify them and get them fixed sooner rather than later.

If you think that you need AC repair in Boulder, our team is here to help. We can help you no matter how big, small or unusual of an air conditioning problem you face. And in the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about unusual AC repairs and signs of each one.

Rodent Damage to AC Components

While uncommon, this problem happens more in the winter than any other time of the year. Critters that live around your house are looking for a warm place to hide. They may get into your basement or attic, and even into your actual HVAC system itself. 

If animals get into the ductwork, they can become startled when the air comes on. This can lead to chewing through your ductwork and creating holes throughout the system. It’s also possible that the same rodents can chew through other components of your air conditioner.

Water Damage

You might not think of your air conditioner when it comes to water damage around your home. But if you have a leak, it can easily impact your air conditioner, too. Water leaks that happen near your air conditioner can damage the electrical system and pose a fire hazard. But leaks can also introduce moisture to your HVAC system and encourage the growth of mold and mildew. 

If you do not have a UV light installed, mold and mildew will spread quickly. You may not even know that this has happened unless you get an expert assessment. Aside from seeing spore growth, you may notice a musty smell when your air conditioner is on and blowing air into your home. 

Unbalanced Outdoor Unit

You may not give your AC’s outdoor unit much thought. Unless you spend a lot of time outside and near the unit, you probably don’t even see it very often. But if you notice that the outdoor portion of your air conditioning unit is leaning to one side or sinking into the ground, that’s a big problem.

Air conditioner cabinets are installed on concrete slabs for a reason. They need to be up off the ground so that adequate drainage can happen. If the unit sinks down into the dirt, drainage can back up into your AC system and cause a lot of damage.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to unusual AC repairs, we’re the team to call. We’ve worked in the Boulder, CO area since 1963. You can rely on us for all the work that you need. We provide upfront pricing for repairs before anything is done and we stand by our word. You never have to worry when you’re in the hands of our NATE-certified technicians

Contact Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

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