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Air Conditioning Pointer: AC Condensate Drain Problems

When trying to determine whether or not you have an AC condensate drain problem, there are a few signs to point you in the right direction.  If you are experiencing any of these warning signs call for professional help immediately. A leak can do damage to your Phoenix air conditioner, so it is important to have them fixed quickly.

Water Leaks

Water leaks can be caused by a number of condensate drain problems, including a clogged drain line trap, a failure of the condensate pump, a missing overflow pan or drip tray, a kink in the drain line or a puncture in the condensate drain line. Whether you see water leaking from the air conditioner, notice water stains around the AC equipment or even corrosion in the area surrounding the AC, then you know that there is most likely an AC condensate drain problem. These problems must be addressed by a well-trained AC professional in Phoenix such as those at Cool Touch.

Loss of Cooling

Loss of cooling can also indicate that something is amiss with the air conditioning condensate drain.  This is because a clog in a drain will often trigger a device which is installed to shut off an air conditioner when the drain pan is full.  This prevents damage to the air conditioner and the building itself which would occur with a water overflow.  A professional AC technician can identify whether the loss of cooling is a result of the condensate drain and then fix it properly.

When you have problems with your Phoenix home cooling system, call Cool Touch Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing & Electrical for help. If you notice leaking water or a loss of cooling power from your system we can inspect, identify and solve the problem with the reliable service that we’re known for.

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