Rainy days are ongoing and is the major concern for those who have installed windows AC in their home or in their office. It is very important to have proper knowledge of your air conditioner, as it can save you a lot of bucks by preventing it from breakdown. If your AC is not properly installed, then rain water can easily get in and hamper your AC. To avoid this, you must keep few simple points in mind:
1. Inspect your AC properly
Check each and every part of your AC from outside to ensure there is no gap in between window and window frame. The side panels of the AC should also be seamlessly installed, so that there are no gaps left.
2. Make proper adjustments
Check for any gaps between the window and your unit. If there is any gap found, close the gap. Check for proper alignment and balance on the window frame as well as alignment on the sash. TIghten the sash and secure the top flange with atleast two screws, to make sure that part does not move and stay fixed..
3. Adjust side panels of unit
The side panels of the air conditioning system can extend to fill the window space and to prevent rain from entering the house. You must check this area to make sure that no rain will enter the space, which can occur during a light drizzle or shower. If you see gaps or holes where water could enter the house, be sure to seal them with a silicone rubber so that water can not enter your living space.
4. Confirm your leakage
If you are having trouble in tracking in water leak in your unit, check for any water strains or damp in your wall. This can help you understand, if you have any actual problem with your windows itself instead of your windows AC system.
5. Proper installation of AC
Make sure that when you install your air conditioner in your home, you may face issues like your unit is coming out from windows frame. If the unit is tilling forward, you can also have issue that your condensation is moving improperly from the back or bottom of the system.
6. Avoid using plastics to cover the unit
Never cover your unit with plastic bag. The plastic bag traps condition and moisture inside the unit, which leads to rust that will corrode the system and may cause the breakdown.