Below the air conditioning unit, as many people likely noticed, is a small collection of water. The air conditioner does produce water during normal function, and as it does it has a process to expel the water, which can cause leaks under various circumstances. The air conditioner produces this moisture during the cooling process. Though some of the water is used to assist in the process, the majority of it is released and flushed away. There is a little bit more to the condensation that evolves from the air conditioner and the potential leaks that can occur that we Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to address today.
AC Condensate Drain Lines
Moisture. Air conditioners are used to combat the summer temperatures and the higher humidity levels, which is the amount of water in the air. The indoor air is made more comfortable as the air conditioners removes excess moisture and heat from the air.
AC Performance. With the help of refrigeration, the air is cooled by the air conditioner. With two sets of coils, one set kept hot and the other cool, the condensers inside the unit are connected. On a continuous cycle, the coils are cooled as the chemicals inside the coils evaporate and condense. As the air condenses on the coils, the air blowing over them is cool and the cooled coils are able to force the moisture from the air. To help maintain the cool coils, the water will re-evaporate, and the excess water is drained out of the unit. You can have the confidence the air conditioner is working properly when the air conditioner produces the water. Water that is running into areas that it is not normal or freezing on the coils or it the water is absent all together; the air conditioner is likely to have an issue.
Air conditioner leaks. You have a leak or other issue listed below in the event the extra water is not flowing through the designated drain line.
Obstructed drain line. Leaks and other water damaging issues can develop if the drain line is clogged and the water continues to collect. To ensure efficient performance, when you suspect a clog, you will need to clean the drain line or contact a pro for assistance.
Ice. A significant impact to the air conditioner’s performance is when ice forms over the coils. Ice or frozen coils is never good, and it can happen for quite a few reasons. Flip off the unit until the ice melts, while you wait, take this opportunity to check the filters and replace them if they filled to capacity. Also inspect the drain line and ensure there are no clogs, clean them if you believe there is a plug. Turn the unit on again and monitor the coils, if they refreeze, call for professional assistance.
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Your home can be uncomfortably warm, especially living in the Vegas desert, when the air conditioner is not working efficiently. Call Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning today if your air conditioning system is not up to par and our certified technicians can make the repairs quickly and efficiently.