Salt Air and HVAC

Who doesn’t love our beautiful Jersey Shore! We know many of our customers have homes on one of our barrier islands. While most of us love the saltwater environment— as in sunsets over the ocean, walks on the beach, boats bobbing in the bay and the fresh smell of salty air— it does not love our HVAC equipment. Salt is notoriously corrosive, but there are some ways to extend the life of your HVAC unit regardless of where you live. 

One is to have the outside unit placed on the side of the wall that’s away from the water and the wind off that same water. It’s better not to have the unit installed beneath a porch or in an enclosure, because rainwater in this case, helps keep the unit salt-free.

Second, schedule maintenance calls twice a year. Think of it as HVAC investment protection. One of our technicians will come out and property clean your unit. If you are shopping for a new unit, we can discuss salt-friendly HVAC options. Carrier has an outdoor unit named Infinity, which is made to withstand salt corrosion.

If you are one of our beach residents looking to maintain or replace your HVAC unit, give us a call today!

 

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