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Your AC Unit Might Be Sinking (and why it could be a big deal)

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Your AC Unit Might Be Sinking (and Why You Care)

You can’t believe what you’re seeing.

You were just doing some weekend gardening. You know, mowing the lawn, pulling some weeds, doing some edging- the usual.

You make your way over to your AC unit and you see some weeds covering the side, so you cut them down and pull them out. 

Now you’re just confused… You ask yourself “Is the AC Unit tilted? I thought it was level..”

You clear the area with your weed wacker to get a better view, and you realize that it is slanted… like a lot.

You’re usually not one to obsess over details…

(except for when you see that one crooked family photo on your living room wall)

But this seems INCHES lower on one side.

So What Do You Do?

Well first of all just realize that this is pretty normal- a heavy concrete pad on soft dirt is bound to sink over time.

But you don’t need to get all worked up about it sinking- if your AC unit is still level, then you’re usually good to go. There are times when sinking can cause water damage, decreased AC performance, and even broken pipes.

So here are the 3 signs that you need to give us a call.

#1 If your AC unit isn’t level.  This will cause problems because oil and refrigerant won’t be able to move through the pipes like they’re designed to. We don’t want to add any stress to your system.

#2 If your AC unit starts to form a large puddle around it. Small puddles around your outside AC unit are common because of condensation. What you need to watch out for is if the sinking concrete pad turns into a bowl for irrigation water to collect in.

#3 If you see any strain on the coolant tubes and electrical lines. Sometimes the AC unit will sink so much that it starts pulling on the copper coolant tubes or even the electrical wiring. These tubes and wires weren’t made to support your AC unit, so be sure to give us a call ASAP if you see this.

Above all, just remember to take an extra 7 seconds after gardening to peek at your AC unit because these signs are all things you can see instantly. 

Hope this Helps,

Your Western Heating + Air Family

(801) 218-2187

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Camille Crowther
Camille Crowther
18:38 16 Oct 21
I care about how I'm treated by the technician and that's why I'll use this company while Ben is employed there. He knows what he is doing with the cleaning of my heater, and and he cares about my feelings as a person while he is there. Thanks!
Wayne Francom
Wayne Francom
03:02 15 Oct 21
Easton was a breath of fresh air. He was confident, efficient and positive. We enjoyed having him check out our furnace.
ryan rymer
ryan rymer
23:58 13 Oct 21
Wesley arrived and did maintenance as well as made sure everything was in working order. He explained some of the issues I had been experiencing and why they were happening. Very knowledgeable and professional. Wesley has been to our house before. When he's done i feel confident and assured that we have been taken care of and have been given sound advice for home maintenance between checkups. Thanks again for the quick response even though I know you guys are so busy.
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