When you look at this air conditioner you will find it hard to believe that it didn’t come into contact with an explosive device, but I assure you that it didn’t. But, what it did come into contact with, were the weather elements out on Captiva, FL. This unit was on a property that is located close to water and only highlights how important it is to take the extra care with your air conditioners out on the islands, especially if you have a waterfront property. Air conditioners are made of two dissimilar metals that touch, and the corrosion attacks their contact points, causing this sort of physical deterioration. Because Captiva is narrower than Sanibel, exposure to humidity out there is even greater. Air conditioning units out there have an average of 8-12 years of life. While inland, some air conditioners can run as much as 15 years or more. Of course, just like with anything else, longevity greatly depends on how well you take care of them.
As always thanks for reading,
Bryan Hayes, along with his brother Todd, is a co-owner of a Sanibel Air Conditioning company on Sanibel, FL. They also own and operate an island-based electrical service company Sanctuary Island Electric, Inc. Bryan can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com