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Why Your Condensate Line is So Important

The condensate line is a vital component of your Dunwoody, GA, cooling system. It must be kept clean and clear if you want optimal bang for your cooling system buck. Left unchecked, a clogged condensate drain can harm your system and damage your property. Here’s what can happen:

Ice In Your System

Your AC keeps your home cool by removing heat and moisture from the air. When the condensate line becomes clogged, the moisture cannot drain properly. As condensation builds up, the coil in your air conditioner can turn that condensate into ice. This causes more blockage in the drain and more ice in the system.

Water Damage On Your Property

A backed up condensate line can create puddles of water around your air conditioner’s indoor unit. The water can fill the drain pan and overflow causing ceiling or floor water damage, and foster the growth of algae and toxic mold.

Harm To Your Cooling System

All parts of your air conditioner work together to keep your home cool. If one element goes wrong, the rest of the system will be affected as well. If you continue to run your air conditioner with a stopped-up condensate line, your system will not be able to cool adequately and may break down.

Reduced Cooling Efficiency

In hot towns like Dunwoody GA, air conditioners can actively gobble energy for nine months of the year. When you’re spending that much on annual cooling costs, a clean condensate drain will help your air conditioner to run as efficiently as possible.

Indoor Air Pollution Caused By A Dirty Condensate Draining Pan

Sometimes your condensate line is clear, but the drain pan becomes slimy adding pathogens, contributing to poor indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can cause sinus problems, headaches, breathing difficulties, a scratchy throat, a runny nose and irritated eyes. It can make existing allergies even worse.

Keeping the condensate line clear and the drain pan clean are part of what you should expect from annual cooling system maintenance. To maximize indoor comfort, keep your system running efficiently, and receive a discount on a tuneup, visit Ful-Bro Heating and Air Conditioning or call 678-369-0500.

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