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What To Do When Your AC’s Condensate Drain Line is Clogged

Taking care of your AC is important, and that means keeping an eye out for problems and calling a professional for repairs. If you think you might have a clogged AC condensate drain line, here’s how you can get it fixed.

Signs of a Clogged Drain Line

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Keeping your condensate line clean starts with recognizing the signs of a clogged line. Your condensate drain line is designed to remove the excess moisture from your AC. This is a byproduct of creating cool air for your home.
If your home smells musty, it could be because your condensate drain line isn’t removing enough moisture. In some cases, you may notice moisture leaking from the unit or moisture on the wall that’s closest to the AC unit. There will generally be some standing water in or around your AC unit, and there may even be mold in the drip pan.

Unclogging a Drain Line

The good news about a clogged drain line is that it’s a fairly simple problem to fix. Using a condensate line can be unclogged using a small brush that feeds into the line and knocks the clog out. This is an effective way of removing the clog. Any excess debris and moisture can be vacuumed out of the drain line with a wet/dry vac.
If you really want to take care of your AC, you need to schedule maintenance. According to most professionals, you should have maintenance done at least twice a year. The best times to have AC maintenance done are spring and fall. Plus, this helps you make sure your HVAC system is ready for the demanding season ahead.

A Little Help

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Knowing how important it is to take care of your AC unit doesn’t make it a whole lot easier. Also if you want to take the hassle out of keeping the AC in your Edwardsville, IL, home in good shape, B&W Heating & Cooling can help. We work directly with the Coleman manufacturer, which means we know how to do all the seasonal maintenance that keeps your AC up and running for longer. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today.

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