One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioning system is to schedule regular maintenance visits in order to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. In addition, a maintenance visit with a professional helps to spot problems early on, preventing a major hassle in the near future or in the middle of the hottest summer days.
One of the problems technicians often catch during a maintenance visit is a clogged condensate drain. Simply cleaning this out saves homeowners a lot of trouble, and could even save them thousands. Learn more about condensate drainage systems here, or call our friendly team.
Your Condensate Drain System
Your condensate drain is necessary due to the fact that moisture forms naturally on the outside of the indoor evaporator coil in your AC system. This coil cools down immensely during the refrigerant evaporation process taking place inside of the coil. Warm air from your home blows over the coil on the way back out to the various rooms. And humidity in the air condenses on the coil.
The condensation on the outside of the coil now needs somewhere to go. That’s why you have a condensate drainage system. It consists of:
- A trap to catch the dripping condensation.
- A hole at the bottom of the tray, which is angled to steer water in that direction.
- A drainpipe.
- Occasionally, a condensate pump to help water move along.
Common Condensate Problems
When something goes wrong, however, you may have water leak out into the space in your home. And sometimes, this could cost you a lot of money when you end up having to restore your home after major water damage.
However, it’s often an easy fix. Typically, it’s due to one of the following problems, so call your technician right away when you suspect a water leak.
- The condensate drain is clogged.
- The tray has moved out of place or is not at the proper angle.
- You need to add a condensate pump to the system.
Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. for quality work at a great value in Savannah, GA and the surrounding areas.