What Is an AC Drain Line?

Have you ever taken a long, hard look at your AC unit? If you say no, you’re probably in the same crowd as a lot of homeowners, renters and the general public at large. AC units can be complicated to the untrained eye. We know we need them, but sometimes it’s hard to know the many bolts and pieces responsible for helping us feel cool and comfy.

One of the often overlooked parts of an AC unit is the condensate drain line. Colman Heating & Air is here to inform you of what an AC drain line is, its function and how to easily maintain it.

What Is an AC Condensate Drain Line?

This important part of your machine is a small dripping line on the outside of your unit. What you’re looking at is the condensate drain. The drain line removes condensation that your air conditioner’s evaporator coil produces. This drain can actually become clogged rather easily, due to algae and mold.

What Happens If the AC Drain Line Clogged?

Since this line can become easily clogged, it can also easily cause discomfort in your home. If the system and filter are not regularly maintained, dust particles and bacteria can collect in the drain line. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in the home can consist of increased humidity, unnatural odors as well as potential water damage.

For AC Maintenance or Repair, Call Colman Heating & Air

Now that we have discussed what the AC condensate drain line does and where it lives, we can clean it and unclog it. Stay tuned for our next blog on how to clean the drain line with water and vinegar. Let’s put your household items to good use! For any questions on AC condensate drain lines, contact us.

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