Condensation and air conditioning go hand in hand with some cautions and clarifications. When the air outside is hot and humid and it’s being pulled inside and cooled, condensation will occur and your ac may leak. If your system is working correctly, the condensation will drip into the unit’s drain pan and flow into the condensate drain to the outside.
If condensation seems excessive, as if your AC is leaking from ductwork or vents, you may need an AC repair. If this is the case for you, it’s best to have one of the trained technicians at Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing come to your home and assess the problem.
Neglecting to have the system checked out and condensation dealt with puts your overall cooling system at risk. The drainage system for your equipment could be compromised. The damage inside your home could cause the growth of mold and mildew, affecting the indoor air quality and the health of your loved ones. Damage could also be structural from water affecting the wood, walls or flooring.
What Issues Can Cause AC Condensation Problems?
- Condensate or drain pan issues – Sometimes they crack causing water to leak out and circumvent the drain line.
- Clogs in the condensate drain.
- Frozen evaporator coil – A key component in the cooling system that can be damaged by dirty air filters, causing it to freeze.
- Too low refrigerant.
So, while some condensation should be expected when your home’s AC is running, don’t take chances if your system seems to have more than normal. One way to ensure the condensate line is clear, the drain pan is in good condition and every component of your AC system is in good working order is to have regularly scheduled AC maintenance.
Industry experts recommend regular AC maintenance for efficiency and performance. Most manufacturers require it to keep their warranties valid. Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing offers their Red Carpet Maintenance Program to ensure your AC, heating and plumbing systems are all working properly. Regular AC maintenance also allows technicians to catch issues before they become major problems.
Don’t delay contact Kotz today to schedule your AC maintenance and stop a condensation problem before it begins.