All types of air conditioners produce water as they keep your house cool. This water occurs when hot, moist air in your house makes contact with the evaporator coil located at your furnace. The water then drips down on the coil, eventually making its way to a drain pan under the coils.
This excess moisture has to be drained, so it is typically diverted into a sink drain or pumped outside with a condensate pump, into the ground, or a collection drain. If your home drains become clogged or damaged with hair, debris or other materials, the moisture from your air conditioning system can back up and overflow, causing flooding and leaks. If you install automatic safety switches, your system should shut off immediately, before leaks and flooding can cause serious damage.
Possible Sign of Air Conditioning Drain Problems:
- One sign that your drains may need repair is when your system turns on, but has trouble staying on.
- If you see liquid leaking from the indoor unit (the evaporator coil at your furnace), this could indicate a clogged drain; or it could be a sign that refrigerant is leaking from a damaged refrigerant line
- If you see rust on the furnace, that could be another warning sign of water damage
Whatever your drain problem, Carini’s factory trained technicians have many advanced techniques to do an extensive analysis of drain issues to get to the root of the problem.
Call Carini today for all your air conditioning repair issues!