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What to do About a Rusty Air Conditioner

3 Tips if You Have Rust on Your AC

Your air conditioner is one of the most important features on your residential property because it’s responsible for keeping your interior setting cool throughout the year. Unfortunately, it can accumulate rust when it comes in contact with moisture while sitting outside each day. If you notice rust has formed on the appliance, there are a few things you can do.

1. Inspect the Appliance

If you spot rust on a part of the air conditioner then it’s a sign that there is likely other rust hiding in the components of the product. Hire a professional from a company like Campbell & Company in Pasco to take a close look at all of the parts and discover additional areas that may be affected. Working with a technician can allow you to understand how severe the issue is and if the appliance needs additional repairs or a replacement.

2. Remove the Rust

Begin by turning off the power to the AC unit to avoid accidents when removing the rust on the parts. Use a nylon brush and fine-grit sandpaper to scrape off the rust. Wash the affected areas with a degreaser to remove any dust and debris. Follow this step by applying painter’s tape to any surrounding areas that you don’t want to have contact with the paint. You’ll then need to apply a rust-proof primer to the parts before following it with a few coats of rust-proof paint.

3. Schedule Inspections

If you want to prevent rust from forming on the appliance again in the future, then you’ll need to work with a qualified professional throughout the year. The technician can perform an inspection to spot any rust damage early on before it gets more severe. Contact Campbell & Company in Pasco at your convenience to learn more tips with handling rusty air conditioners. Our company was founded in 1983 and has earned an A+ BBB Rating & Dave Lennox Award. We also offer electrical and plumbing services on residential properties to our customers.
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