Dogs and Air Conditioning
Dogs kept in the same areas as the outdoor Air Conditioning Condenser Unit often pose threats to system function and longevity of the outdoor unit useful life. I often see 2 types of problems:
1. Chewing of parts of the unit. This includes chewed up thermostat wires, copper line sets, and the deadly 240 volt electrical voltage wires. These often show up in the spring when the air conditioning is first turned on. Fuses are blown and the thermostat often will not operate the system.
2. Constant urination by the dogs on the units. Copper is prone to damage, but aluminum is highly susceptible to these problems. We run into this damage (see image above) throughout the year, especially in yards with male dogs.
Fences or other similar barriers seem to be the easiest and most cost effective measure to protect the unit.
Some of this damage - like the urine damage above - leaves a homeowner with no choic but to replace their Condenser.
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Jonathan Smith has been in the Air Conditioning and Heating industry for well over 30 years and has spent more than 27 years in the Electrical industry.