When your AC removes heat out of your home’s air, it extracts water vapor from it. Afterward, the condensate line safely drains that moisture out of your home, which helps homeowners in Lake Park, Florida, stay comfortably cool during the summer. If you forget to check the condensate drain line and it clogs, it can result in these issues.
A Clogged Drain Line Will Damage Your Air Conditioner
When you forget to routinely check the condensate drain line once a week, it’ll become clogged with debris and trap water in the air conditioner. Once that occurs, the evaporator coil as well as the moisture inside the drain line will eventually freeze. This can result in irreparable damage to your air conditioner and cause the unit to breakdown.
A Clogged Drain Line Will Negatively Impact Your Health
To locate the condensate drain pan, simply look underneath the air conditioner’s evaporator coil. After your air conditioner extracts water vapor from your home’s air, it deposits it into the drain pan. Next, it’s drained through the condensate line. When the drain line clogs, the pan overflows with excess moisture, which encourages microbial growth.
If you breathe in the air that has passed over a contaminated condensate drain pan, you might suffer from headaches, respiratory issues and sinus infections. In other words, check your drain line to protect your health.
A Clogged Drain Line Will Destroy Your Property
A clogged condensate drain line will not only damage your air conditioner but it’ll also destroy your property. If you don’t routinely check the drain line and the pan overflows, it’ll cause ceiling leaks that destroy drywall, flooring and electrical writing. To prevent a clogged drain line, pour a cup of bleach into its opening to kill mold and algae growth.
One way to prevent the condensate drain line from clogging is to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance. If you’d like to schedule a professional HVAC tuneup today, contact Mechanical Air Conditioning Corp. at (561) 899-4587.
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