As with anything else that is exposed to the elements, your air conditioner could be vulnerable to rust. The good news is that you don’t necessarily need to replace your air conditioner if you take action in a timely manner.

The Unit Could Be Repaired

The folks at MD Air Conditioning & Heating may be able to take steps to remove rust and salvage the air condenser unit. This can be done by scraping the rust off, priming the surface and painting it with a material that will protect it from salt and rain. If the unit cannot be repaired, we can help you choose a unit that is designed to handle the weather conditions in the San Antonio area.

Rust May Be Detected During a Service Appointment

Ideally, you should have a technician inspect your air conditioner at least once or twice a year. This can make it easier to spot rust or other problems while they are relatively minor and easy to fix. Furthermore, it can prevent issues from occurring that may not be covered by a warranty or that could cause your warranty to void. In many cases, allowing rust to form could be seen as a sign of negligence and negate any guarantee that the unit came with.

Don’t Let Animals Near a Rusty Air Conditioner

If you notice that your air conditioner has started to develop rust, don’t let your animals near it. This is because it can cause sharp or jagged edges to form that can easily cut their skin. Furthermore, they may be tempted to eat the rust, which can be harmful in large quantities. In the event that your animal ingests any foreign object, be sure to take it to the vet as quickly as possible.

If you need air conditioning repair or maintenance service, give MD Air Conditioning & Heating in San Antonio a call right away! We can also perform heating installation and maintenance work as well as do an indoor air quality assessment in your home.

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