One of your air conditioning system’s primary functions is to remove heat from your home’s air. As it does, it extracts water vapor. The condensate drain line in your air conditioner drains that moisture out of your home in Clarksburg, Maryland. But if you don’t regularly check the line for clogs and clean it, you’ll experience these three problems:
Your Air Conditioner Will Freeze
A clogged drain line won’t release water that builds up in your AC system. As a result, the air conditioner’s evaporator coil will sooner or later turn to ice. The moisture in the condensate drain line can also freeze, causing your AC system to shut off. Before doing so, it’ll likely endure some damaged caused by the frozen line.
The Drain Pan Will Overflow
To locate the condensate drain line, look underneath your air conditioner’s indoor air – the evaporator coil. After your AC system extracts moisture out of your home’s air, it deposits it into a pan before draining it via the condensate line. When the drain line clogs, the pan will start to overflow and cause numerous other issues.
Other Areas Will Become Damaged
Your air conditioner isn’t the only thing in your home that will sustain damage if the condensate drain line clogged. Everything from personal belongings and drywall to wooden furniture and electrical wiring is at risk, too. To prevent a clogged condensate drain line, check it every month during the summer. If you see debris, pour a cup of bleach into it.
If you need assistance unclogging a drain line, don’t hesitate to contact Eric Smock Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 301-245-2199 today. We’re here to help you with all of your air conditioner maintenance needs. And if you suspect that you need an AC repair, our team of HVAC professionals can help you with that too.
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