Rain isn’t harmful to your air conditioning unit, but it can lead to pesky issues a homeowner may need to address during the rainy season. A little rain can be rather helpful for your air conditioning unit, as it can remove vegetation or debris that can cause damage to the unit. High winds during rain storms may leave behind fallen leaves, twigs or even trees and branches that may end up on your unit. It’s always good to check on your air conditioning unit after severe weather.
Other issues the rain may cause homeowners to question if a leak is an HVAC issue or a roofing issue. One question to consider, though it may sound silly, is it it’s raining when the leak is present. If it is raining out, it’s almost certain the leak is not HVAC related. In this case, you may want to contact your local roofing contractor to check your roof. If it isn’t raining out, then it’s possible the HVAC unit needs some attention to address the leak. Issues such as clogged p-traps, backed up condensate drain lines, or iced up coils may be the culprit. Either way, give TOTAL 1 AC & HEATING for your HVAC needs. We’re always happy to help!