Why is cleaning your AC condensate drain lines important? It’s getting warmer, and you need to be ready to beat the heat by ensuring that your unit is ready to handle the job. Air conditioners do more than cool your spaces. They also work to remove excess humidity and maintain your indoor air quality.
What is condensate? It is the moisture in the air that is condensed as the air moves over the A/C evaporator coil. The condensed water accumulates in the drain pan and is then delivered to the exterior of the home through the condensate drain line. The condensate drain line needs to have periodic maintenance to keep the flow of water unobstructed. When the drain line becomes obstructed the flow of water is stopped which can result in property damage. There are safety devices available that can shut down the A/C unit, preventing the A/C from making additional condensate water, if the drain line becomes clogged. These devices with shut down the A/C to prevent water overflowing from the unit and alert the homeowner they need to clean the drain line.
For a great step-by-step guide on how to clean your air conditioner unit – see our April Newsletter here. Reach out to us now and ask about some of the best condensate drainage upgrades on the market. Also, we do offer a maintenance program if you prefer to have us do all of this fun stuff for you. Click here to schedule your service online or call us at 561 922-3199 today!