Your air conditioner can give you problems when there are condensate leaks in the condensate pan. In fact, when such a problem occurs, your air conditioner will refuse to start, leaving you wondering what has gone wrong.
A condensate drain in a central air conditioner is a pipe that removes water from the evaporator coils. It has a P-Trap, pipe, drain pan and condensate pump. The drain pan or the evaporator pan is located underneath the evaporator coil. The drain line needs periodic flushing to prevent algae or any other substance build up.
It is best to run the condensate lines of your home air conditioning units out of 3/4″ PVC and terminate them outside the house to drip on the ground. It is against the law to connect condensate lines or storm drains to a sewer line. If your condensate line gets blocked due to substance build up, it can be fixed by shooting compressed air through the line and then closing off the end. Fill the line with bleach and let it set for a few hours. Shoot air through the pipe again to blow it out.
Cleaning the condensate lines should be a part of your regular hvac servicing. You can engage a home air conditioning unit contractor like 72 Degrees Cooper Brothers who can check the condense drain periodically. 72 Degrees Cooper Brothers is a Santa Clara-based air conditioning and heating contractor catering to residential complexes in and around the County. In addition to heating air conditioning repair, the company also undertakes maintenance, indoor air quality analysis, duct designing, repair and replacement for all types of residential central air conditioning units. Trained technicians will take your calls and deliver prompt service. Visit their official website: https://www.72degreescb.com or call them at (408) 649-2008.