Is Living Near the Coast Putting Your Comfort at Risk?

Living somewhere along Florida’s coast is a dream come true for many people. With endless scenic opportunities and fun ocean-side activities that can take place year-round, it’s hard to come up with many negatives of coastal living. One of these few negatives has to do with the salty air that is expected in coastal areas like Fort Lauderdale, and how it effects your most prized possession – your AC unit. Living in or near Fort Lauderdale requires constant AC use almost all year long thanks to the high temperatures and frequent humidity of South Florida, but what you may not be aware of is the harm that salty air can cause to your HVAC unit.

The Harm of Salty Air to Your Air Conditioner

Salty air, that is especially prominent early in the mornings from what is called salt fog, settles on the surfaces of our outdoor HVAC mechanisms. Although many metals come with a microscopic layer of protectant against corrosion, usually aluminum oxide, the chloride in salt breaks down the protective layer. This will eventually lead to corrosion and deterioration of your outdoor HVAC components.

Adding to the issue is the fact that the chloride in the salty air is small enough to seep into the interior pieces of your HVAC unit as well. This causes salt particles to settle within your air ducts, which can pass through all sections of your ductwork when your AC is running, causing increasing deterioration of your air ducts and other major AC constituents you may not have been concerned with.

Prevent Corrosion caused by Salty Air with Stanley Steemer

Similar to washing your car to prevent rust, routine cleanings of your AC unit can prevent corrosion from taking place which can save you from costly repairs or having to replace your unit entirely. Stanley Steemer provides air duct cleaning services that are not limited to one particular area of your unit. Stanley Steemer technicians clean the entire ventilation system where salty air may be settling, including the main blower, evaporator coil, main trunk line, vent covers and of course, air ducts.

With air duct cleaning by Stanley Steemer, you can maintain the life of your HVAC unit while providing you with other benefits, such as lower energy bills and less contaminated indoor air quality. To learn more about our air duct cleaning services and to schedule a thorough inspection, contact us today!