Winter is here. If you haven't thought about your air conditioner lately, you're not alone. Many people focus on their heating system during the winter. But, while you're trying to keep warm, your air conditioner could be getting damaged. That's why you need to get ready for springtime air conditioner repairs. As soon as the weather warms up, you'll need to take care of the damage that happened during the winter. Not sure what type of winter AC damage to worry about? If not, read the list provided below. Here are three common AC problems to get repaired as soon as spring arrives.   

Clogged Condensation Tubes

If you've had a lot of rain in your area this winter,  now's the time to take care of the condensation tubes. You could have leaves and other debris inside the tubes. Clogged condensation tubes increase the risk of mold growth inside your home.

But, clogged condensation tubes can also cause serious damage to your air conditioner. Once condensation tubes get clogged with debris, they can cause your air conditioner to overheat. They can also burst under the pressure. Before those problems arise, have an HVAC technician repair your condensation tubes. 

Chewed Electrical Wires

Cold winters increase pest activity around your home. This is especially true where rodents are concerned. Rats and mice often build nests inside air conditioning units. To make room, rodents will chew through electrical wiring.

If you don't take care of the repairs, your air conditioner won't work when summer arrives. Also, rodents will have time to do even more damage to your air conditioner. Get your air conditioner ready for summer. Have an HVAC company repair the damaged wiring. They can send the pests running at the same time. 

Rusted Fan and Coils

If you didn't cover your air conditioner this winter, you need to worry about rust. Exposure to rain and snow can cause rust to develop on your fan blade and coils. Once that happens, rust can destroy your air conditioner. Take a look at your air conditioner.

If you see signs of rust on your air conditioner, call an AC repair company right away. Your air conditioner will need rust repairs before the weather warms up. It's also a good idea to have your HVAC technician install an air conditioner cover. That way, your AC gets the protection it needs through the rest of the winter.