How Do I Know if my AC Drain Line is Clogged?
A blockage in your AC drain line can cause major issues like AC replacement.
Let’s start with how an AC drain line can even get clogged. As indoor air circulates through the evaporator coil, debris and other airborne particles can become trapped by moisture.
Build-up of this debris can be carried off as water drains from the coil.
Over time, it gets trapped in your condensate drain line, causing a blockage. As a preventative measure, we inspect and clear debris from the AC condensate drain line during your maintenance tune-up, every 6 months.
If this service isn’t done regularly, you could potentially experience a blockage, which neglected could lead to AC replacement.
Early detection is key to resolving all matters with your HVAC system, including a clogged drain line.
Here are some of the signs that your air conditioner’s drain line may be clogged:
Overflowing Water Pan Signals AC Drain Line Clog
Depending on the type of unit you have and where it is placed, you might be able to see a back-up in water within your unit.
This overflow in water is a clear sign that there is blockage in the drain line preventing the condensation from leaving your unit.
Technology Alarms Potential AC Drain Line Clog
Newer, more advanced units are equipped with technology that notifies you when clogs in your drain line are detected. This allows you to address the issue before it damages your unit and you are faced with expensive repairs or even an AC replacement.
It is important to pay close attention to this technology and proactively maintain your unit’s health.
Ineffective Unit Indicates Clogged AC Drain Line
If your air conditioner has stopped working or has become less effective, a clogged drain line could be the culprit.
Keep in mind, diagnosing a general air conditioning issue is best suited for a professional from Sunset Air and Home Services.
Musty Smell Suggests Clogged AC Drain Line
A musty smell coming from your indoor unit or from the registers/vents could very well indicate bacterial growth build-up.
Bacteria and algae can form on the drain, evaporator coil, in the drip pan, or drain line of your AC. The best remedy to avoid potential AC replacement is regular maintenance on your unit.
To prevent any issues like a total AC replacement, we offer an affordable and effective way to keep your drain line free of blockage.
For a flat fee of $100 a year, we will clean your drain line in-between regularly scheduled visits, no matter how many service calls we make. This warranty could potentially save you hundreds of dollars per year plus provide you peace of mind your unit will be free of clogs and work effectively.
If you are unsure if your unit’s drain line has been compromised, contact us for a complete inspection and diagnosis.
Sunset Air and Home Services has been serving SW Florida for nearly 30 years. The foundation of our culture is finding the right solution for our clients so they are happy and comfortable in their home. We look forward to serving homeowners, just like you.
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