Arizona is a land of unfiltered beauty, but it’s also home to some rather unique weather patterns. For example, during the summer, we experience the Arizona Monsoon, a terrifying combination of high winds, strong thunderstorms and dust clouds that can reach thousands of feet in height. New Arizona residents (and even those who have been here for a while) often call us right after a monsoon with questions about how the dust storm could have affected their air conditioner.
If you’ve been wondering how well your air conditioner is handling the dust storms, the good news is that they aren’t usually bothered much — after all, your air conditioner is designed to function in an outdoor setting through storms, heat and wind. Because outdoor air conditioner components are closed systems, there’s no risk of dust making its way inside your equipment, so any dust you find inside your home was probably blown in through cracks between windows, trimwork and doors. (No matter how well your home is sealed, those tiny dust particles can find their way indoors.)
Even though your air conditioner can handle the isolated dust storm, there are some maintenance items you should tend to between storms to keep it running at peak efficiency, including:
Your air conditioner is a vital piece of equipment for desert life, so make sure you take good care of it right after a dust storm to keep it running strong. If you’re unable to service your unit because it’s hard to reach or you’d rather have a professional air conditioner technician handle your maintenance, give Precision Air a call at 1-602-349-6922. We have a great Monsoon tune-up package starting at $159.95 that includes a check-up and cleaning of your air conditioning system, and we’re ready to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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