AZ Monsoon Season is A/C’s Biggest Enemy

Arizona’s monsoon season: stifling humidity, high winds, rolling walls of dust and pouring rain all within a matter of hours. For weather watchers, it’s the most exciting time of the year. Interesting recorded facts show that lightning will strike about 500,000 times during monsoon months and 32 percent of Arizona’s yearly rain totals come between June 15th to September 30th each year.

For your A/C units, dust, rain and wind facts are not so welcoming. An air conditioning system’s two biggest enemies are heat and dust. The same way a sudden monsoon storm covers your car with dirt and debris, it also blankets your AC unit condenser coil and air filters, blocking a steady airflow. When your outdoor unit coils get covered with dust, they can’t aid in exhausting heat. Not only does this decrease performance and efficiency, it can cause the equipment to struggle and result in damage to your systems. The filter photos attached illustrate the issues we see on a daily basis during monsoon season.

    Monsoon Dust

All air conditioner manufacturers recommend cleaning your coils four times a year and, during our harsh summer conditions, it’s important to observe filters every 60 – 90 days. Doing so will ensure that your AC units are ready to weather the storms and not leave you in the heat with costly repairs.

Call Alpha & Omega Restaurant Equipment Repair today for a consultation on all your existing systems. We can create a custom preventative maintenance program for your property that includes scheduled routine tune ups and maintenance inspections to help identify any potential problems before they occur. Together we’ll keep your dining rooms cool and your clients happy.

 

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