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Tips for Preventing HVAC Water Damage  

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Living in North Carolina, you know that an air conditioner is more than just a luxury—for most of the year, it's a necessity. Unfortunately, your HVAC system pulls quite a bit of moisture from the air each day, especially during the high humidity of the spring and summer months, making it possible for a malfunction to cause a great deal of damage. However, ServiceMaster of Buncombe County has some tips to help you avoid potential water damage to your system.

Change the Air Filter

It's essential to regularly change your air filters. Otherwise your air conditioner might not run properly. Not only does changing your air filter improve the efficiency of your unit, it also prevents clogs that could cause moisture to collect inside of and around your system. An old air filter could cause your unit to overwork, ultimately resulting in the evaporator freezing and then defrosting. When you replace your filter, you should also evaluate the status of your condensation line. You want to make sure it is letting water flow freely through it.

Check Your Drain Line

It's possible for your drainage line to clog. Over time, debris can build up in the drain line and hinder the free flow of water from draining properly. Your evaporator coil could freeze up and cause the unit to freeze and defrost repeatedly.

Install a Condensation Pump

A condensation pump aids in helping excess water flow into the correct drain. You could also have a safety float switch that automatically stops the power from your AC unit when the condensation builds up and there's a possibility of water overflow.

Whether you want more tips for preventing water damage or you need our restoration or repair services because you already have water damage, contact the experts at ServiceMaster of Buncombe County today!

 
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