Your dog may have ruined your favorite shoes. He may chewed a hole in the leg of your couch (true story). He may have gnawed away on your drywall (also true story). He also may have tracked muddy paw prints all over your newly cleaned white carpet. You have probably tried to prevent your dog from doing a lot of things. But, you probably never ever thought that he would cause any problems to your air conditioner.
Unfortunately, dogs can cause some pretty hefty damage to an air conditioner. When your furry canine friend decides to treat the condenser unit as a fire hydrant, over time, problems can arise.
You see, dog urine will eat away at the metal on the outside of the unit, and eventually the refrigerant containing condenser coil inside. There are some tell tale signs of dog urine on an air conditioner–look for brown, red, or yellow rusty spots on the outside condenser unit.
In order to prevent this from happening, try one of the following ideas:
2. Physically block the air conditioner with a bush, shrubbery, or fence.
3. If you are getting a new unit, ask for it to be placed on the side of the home, or somewhere else the dog does not have access to.
Dogs may cause problems, but we also know that they give us more love and cuddles than we deserve. So, once your air conditioner is no longer a prime bathroom spot, it’s time for a round of fetch with your four-legged friend.
Don’t have a dog but you’re air conditioner is still having problems? Make sure to contact Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical and learn all about residential cooling services. We are happy to help you stay cool this summer.