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You May Not Be The Only One Living on Your Property!

17 Feb
Ants in your a/c unit

If your a/c unit looks like this, hopefully it is not too late to do something about it.

With the the continued winter storms causing freezing temperatures in northern states, living in Southwest Florida (SWFL) just keeps getting better.

Although you may enjoy your property in SWFL, there are others you don’t realize who may be enjoying your property too!

Florida with its warm weather and levels of rainfall is very attractive to the ant.

In Florida, according to AntWeb, there are 221 ant species and they enjoy a variety of outdoor nesting locations including rotten logs, leaf litter, tree limbs and all types of soils.

Although ants seem to enjoy living in natural habitats, they often take up residence in man made areas as well.

Your air conditioner is a man made item that you see as keeping your home cool, decreasing humidity and circulating the air in your home but ants view your air conditioner as a luxurious hotel ready for them to move in!

Ants are always seeking moisture and warmth so they love to form nests on your a/c unit’s coils because that is the perfect place to find both. Ants produce enzymes that can corrode coils and cause your a/c unit to leak plus they can ruin other components.

Usually, you will not notice ants living in your a/c unit until damage is already done.

Once ants take over your a/c unit and cause extensive damage, your a/c unit may need to be replaced leaving you with a big expense. There is a way to reduce the chance of ants destroying your air conditioner and that is with regular a/c maintenance.

With regular maintenance, the components inside your a/c unit are checked and cleaned so if there are any ants living inside your air conditioner, they will be found.

RDS Air Conditioning offers a comprehensive affordable maintenance package to keep your a/c unit running at full capacity and if there are any ants residing in your air conditioner, they will be found!

RDS Air Conditioning is a Certified Florida Contractor – Lic.# CAC1816713

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Do You have a Leaking Air Conditioner?

8 Jun
clean and dirty a/c units

How do you want your a/c unit to look and run? An efficient a/c unit costs less to run.

Summer is right around the corner and especially in Florida, the heat can be relentless.  The cool comfort of an air conditioned home or business provides quick relief from a sweltering Florida summer day.

So, what happens when your a/c unit starts leaking?  Will that jeapordize your comfort?

A leaking air conditioner is a common complaint and usually happens when the condensate drain becomes clogged.   Bacteria builds up in the line over time and causes the clog.  If your unit has a safety switch, it will turn off to prevent the condensate water from dripping into your home.

If your a/c unit does not have a safety switch, then the condensate water will back up into your a/c unit and cause problems.

It can even back up into the duct work causing odors.

Having your a/c unit maintained on a regular basis will often catch problems in the early stages before things get too far.

Regular air conditioning maintenance for your home or business will save you money in the long run as your a/c unit will run efficiently and if a problen arises it will be caught early and resolved before more damage is done.

RDS Air Conditioning has a very affordable maintenance package to keep your a/c unit in Southwest Florida running in tip top shape all year long.