Have you ever noticed water around the base of your HVAC unit? Has this problem hit you exactly when you have begun relying on your heating and air conditioner again? And most important of all, have you thought that it is normal to see the base of your system wet at certain times of the year?
Well, this problem occurs when there is an air leak in the condensate drain line.
It is important that the ducting for air conditioning is proper and the condensate drain line clean. When you notice water at the base of your unit, the system needs to be checked for any clogging that may have occurred in the drain line. If your condesate pipe is partially clogged, there will be a little water seen at the base of the unit. But if this water looks more like a miniature pool, it means the pipe is more than partially clogged.
Depending on the nature of the problem, the heating and air system needs to be reinsulated to seal up the air leaks, wrap up any exposed metal and clear the clogs. Fixing this type of a problem usually warrants cutting the line that is near the drain pan and blowing it with either high pressure air or a water hose. Another method is to connect a vacuum to the drain line’s outlet. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages.
72 Degrees Cooper Brothers is a home hvac repair company based in Santa Clara County. They are expert heating & air contractors who maintain, repair, replace and service all types of heating and air systems. Their hvac repair services include maintaining indoor air quality, duct designing as well as repair and replacement services. The company employs trained personnel who keep the promises made, making people smile with happiness. For details, call them at (408) 649-2008 or visit their official website: https://www.72degreescb.com.