You depend on your Johns Creek, GA, home’s cooling system for relief from summer’s heat and humidity. Each cooling cycle not only lowers the indoor temperature, but it also brings down the humidity level. A key part of this is the condensation line. Consider these reasons why you should check the AC condensation line every month or so.

Ensure Proper Humidity Control

If your AC condensation line is obstructed, the water drawn out of your home’s air has nowhere to go. It may leak out of the unit, causing damage to your floors or walls. The leaking water fuels biologic growth and discolors ceilings and walls, explains the Department of Energy. It could also pool within the drain pan, so the system will stop dehumidifying the air. This results in excessive indoor humidity, lower comfort and poor indoor air quality. A full drain pan will eventually cause the air conditioning system to shut down.

Avoid Costly AC Repairs

If too much water accumulates in the AC drain pan, it could flood the air handler. The water could cause a short circuit in the air conditioner’s wiring, resulting in costly AC repairs. Standing water in the drain pan may also cause rust and corrosion, requiring the installation of a new drain pan, valve and other replacement parts. Routine AC maintenance includes cleaning condensate lines, checking drain pans and ensuring all valves are intact.

Prevent AC Breakdowns

An obstructed condensate line will eventually flood the air handler and cause the AC system to shut down. The whole indoor unit could freeze up, resulting in no cooling and a total system breakdown. Water damage could require replacement of costly air conditioning parts, such as the control board, motor or fan. In rare cases, the entire AC system may need to be replaced.

For additional advice on checking your condensation line, check out Phelps Heating and Air Conditioning’s air conditioning repair services, or call us today for more details.

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