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Nicole Alvar…, Real Estate Pro in 32259

Any suggestions on how to best protect you A/C compressor from the salty air when it comes to living on on near the beach?

Asked by Nicole Alvarez, 32259 Sat Mar 16, 2013

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Hosing off your condenser every month is a good thing if you can do it. It will extend the life a bit. I have also been told and others suggest corrosion spray, available at home centers.

If you are buying a new unit be sure to get a good warenty on the parts that will cover corrosion. Also Carrier has an AC unit with WeatherShieldâ„¢ protection to provide a superior rust and corrosion defense against coastal elements.

Hope this helps!
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Thanks for the great feedback, from a fellow agent to another!!
Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013
The efficiency of your A.C. unit is affected shortly after installation. The salt and its hygroscopic nature work to insulate the outside coil and reduce thermal transfer. Daily salt build-up greatly reduces the heat transfer that must take place for your unit to operate efficiently. The actual degradation that renders the unit useless can take anywhere from 3-5 years, depending on your location...

So you need to act fast....

http://www.acsaltremover.com/

Click on this link for a pretty easy remedy. Just connect it to your hose and follow the directions. Very easy and very effective!

Hope this helps
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 18, 2013
Nicole:

Great question...I believe that some makes/models have a coil that withstands the salty air better than others. Your best bet is to talk with different a/c companies and find out what they use and suggest. I lived less than a mile from the beach for 15+ years and never had a problem with the salt air affecting the unit.

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