Condensate drain

April 6, 2018

The Importance of Cleaning Your A/C’s Condensate Drain Line

Your HVAC system plays an important role in maintaining a comfortable level of relative humidity in your home. That’s crucial in our climate, especially during our humid summers. Too much humidity can make us feel warmer, spurring the need to turn down the thermostat and quickly cool off — thus, wasting energy. To ensure that your air conditioner is able to maintain the right level of humidity, your condensate drain line should be cleaned annually. Here’s why. Condensation and the […]
August 18, 2015

Are You Aware of These Common A/C Condensate Drain Issues?

Most homeowners would probably agree that the A/C system is a marvelous machine. It cools your home and workplace, and helps mitigate humidity. However, the condensation produced by incidental dehumidification can pose problems if the system isn’t professionally maintained. Read on to learn about A/C condensate drain issues that may crop up this season. Clogged Drain Trap As warm airflow blows across the evaporator and fins, large quantities of condensate form and drip into the condensate pan. Condensate carries bacteria […]
May 26, 2015

7 Air Conditioner Maintenance Steps a Homeowner Can Handle

You often hear about the need to have a professional maintain your air conditioner. However, did you know that homeowners can handle many parts of air conditioner maintenance? Follow these seven steps to help your A/C last longer and perform better between visits from a professional contractor. DIY Air Conditioner Maintenance Replace the air filter – Check the filter monthly and change or clean it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. You can save 5 to 15 percent performing this simple […]
April 16, 2015

How to Troubleshoot an Air Conditioner That’s Acting Up

Air conditioners have a tendency to act up right at the start of the cooling season or during extremely hot weather when they’re under more strain. The following tips can help you troubleshoot an air conditioner problem before calling in a pro. Manual Thermostat Malfunctions If your air conditioner cycles on normally but shuts off again before it properly cools your home, your manual thermostat may need a heat anticipator adjustment. Just remove the thermostat cover, locate the anticaptor level […]