Anywhere near hilton head??? what i'm wondering is how far away from the ocean do you have to get for this not to happen to condenser's!!!
No not near HHI, but its primarily a problem on the first few rows of houses, oceanfront is worst, it gets better as you move away from the beach, location of the unit is critical also, they hold up better when they are out of the line of sight of the ocean
25 years ago I worked the oceanfront in Va Beach. Salt water damage to the coils was very common. Singer used to make an oceanfront unit with all copper coils, fins too. Lot's o oceanfront rich folks drove late model luxury cars with rust holes in em. I bet that hasn't changed.
Bronze coat or Husky coat, both for coils. I have a plant that I do work at, the hydrogen sulfide gas will turn a new penny black in 8 hours. It will eat thru the factory silfoss joints of an a/c unit in one year. Every a/c unit I put in has to be taken apart and coated!
We do allot of work on the Eastern Coast of South Florida.
Over the years I have found that Goodman outlasts any other brand. A/S and Trane do pretty well... but lately (the last 5 years) I have found that the roto-lock fittings on the compressors rust out and leak and the headers to the condenser coils become porous and leak allot faster than they used to. We still have some G.E. units that have outlasted newer changeouts....
Air conditioners will never be made like G.E. was.... G.E. in my opinion was truly the very best.