AC Drain Line Maintenance During the Summer

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Close-up Of A Shocked Woman Looking At Mold On Wall

In the Georgia summer, the temperatures can get high and the humidity can get even higher. During these months, your air conditioning system works to keep your home comfortable. This means not only cooling the air in your home but also removing any excess humidity. All the excess moisture from your needs somewhere to go so it can exit your home. This moisture is removed through the condensate drain line. In a perfect world, moisture would disappear into the drain line to exit outside every time. But unfortunately, every once in awhile drain lines can get clogged and require maintenance to function properly. This not only prevents moisture from being discarded of properly, but it can lead to uncomfortable and even dangerous conditions within your home.

How Do You Know You Have a Clogged Drainline?

As indoor air circulates through the evaporator coil, dust, dirt, and other airborne debris can be trapped by moisture and build-up in your condensate drain. If too much debris has built up over time, this can lead to a blockage or a clogged coil. Often you can tell when your air conditioner drain line is clogged by inspecting it your or experiencing common symptoms. These symptoms can include:

  1. Stale, musty, or moldy smells near your indoor unit
  2. Air conditioning system failing to cool your home
  3. Air conditioning system shutting off or not turning on
  4. Water damage in the areas near the indoor unit
  5. Standing water near your indoor unit
  6. Humid and/or heavy air and poor overall air quality

What Can a Clogged Drainline Lead to?

Since humidity can prevent moisture from evaporating off our skin, making us feel warmer than we should, a clogged drain line can make summers in Georgia extra hot. On top of this, it can prevent your air conditioning system from actually cooling your home off. If your air conditioner is working harder than it needs to, you are usually more energy. This can lead to higher energy bills and consumption. With excess moisture and Georgia heat, this can quickly become a recipe for dangerous mold growth in your air conditioning unit. With dangerous mold in your air conditioner, you are pumping that into your home. Mold can lead to allergic reactions and more serious illnesses in you, your family, and your pets. A clogged drain line can also lead to flooding. This can cause water damage to baseboards, carpets, and floors.

Call in the Experts

At Trust Heating and Air, we know how important a properly functioning air conditioning unit is during the summer. We offer preventative maintenance to come and inspect your air conditioning unit to make sure it is working efficiently. Our experts are always available to answer questions regarding different kinds of systems in units. If you feel like your air conditioning drain line might be experiencing a leak or is clogged, we can assist in cleaning and repairing it. We are here to make sure everyone is comfortable and the quality of the air in your home is healthy.

For more information call 678-263-2913 or contact us today!