The Condensate Drain
You may not realize it, but the HVAC condensate drain is a vital component in the home’s central air conditioning system. The evaporatorcoil cools the warm air that passes over it. The resulting water vaporcondenses and runs off the coil into the evaporator pan. As it collects, it drainsthrough the condensate tube to the outside. If the condensate drain clogs, theproblems that can occur may affect your family’s health, or cause damage toyour home. Contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule air conditioning service.
When mold develops in the condensatedrain, the likelihood of its dispersion through the airflow in the supply ductsis high. Allergic symptoms and other respiratory symptoms may result invulnerable family members. The drain tube provides an ideal environment formold growth, and may potentially spread into the evaporator coil.
Due to this, annual air conditioning service is recommended. Annual maintenanceprovides the peak performance of the system, and ensures your indoor airquality won’t be affected by detrimental factors such as mold from a cloggedcondensate drain or other factors. Routine maintenance ensures a clean system,cleaner air, and less wear and tear on the heatingand air conditioning system.
Central air conditioning does more thansimply cool your home. It also provides humidity extraction, which is acritical process in ensuring your comfort, and preventing mold in the home.When the condensate drain clogs, thehumidity in the home will rise, affecting your comfort. If you suspect thecondensate drain is clogged, it is essential to have it checked by an HVAC technician, and air conditioning service provided. Aclogged drain line clog can cause problems such as:
· Water damage due to an overflowing condensate pan or drain breaks
· The moist environment is ideal for the growth of mold, mildew,bacteria and other contaminants
· Damage to the HVAC systemand/or causing a fire due to water leaking onto electrical components
While maintenance consists of inspection,numerous tests, and adjustments, cleaning and other tasks, the system will lastlonger, operate more efficiently, and provide greater reliability. This savesyou money on the cost of repair, replacement, and energy.
Unfortunately, repair is not always thebest option. Eventually, your system will require replacement. When your HVAC system is more than ten years old,and the need for repairs are increasing along with the cost of your energybill, and your comfort is declining, replacement will provide your home withreliability, and increased comfort, while saving you energy. In fact, modern heating and air conditioning systemsare more efficient than ever.
Our technicians will diagnose your air conditioning problems, and provide youwith solutions. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning offer a wide range of HVAC services for our residential andcommercial customers, including HVAC maintenance, heating and air conditioning service and repair,heating and air conditioning installation, UV light installation, and more. Weserve Plano, Katy, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBBwith an A+ rating.