Before you turn on your air conditioner this Spring, it’s important to have your system checked for any maintenance issues that may have occured during the last cooling cycle and over Winter. One of such issues is a clogged condensate drain line. This is a common problem that can lead to serious problems if not remedied quickly.Your air conditioning unit removes water from the air using a cooling coil and then drains this water through a condensate drain line. This drain line safely removes the water to the ouside of your home. This is an easy process as long as this drain line remains open and the water can flow freely. Unfortunately, this drain line can become clogged with dust, debris etc. Once this happens, the water in the line will drain much slower or depending on how badly the line is clogged the water may not drain at all.
This trapped water then begins to accumulate in your air conditioner’s drip pan which is located under your air handler. The drip pan can only accomodate a certain amount of water until it begins to overflow. When this happens, major problems from water damage can occur. Sometimes this leaking water takes place in areas that are out of site. If left unnoticed these wet conditions allow for mold growth and even eventual structural damge due to rott. Equally as bad if not worse, if the drip pan is located on a second floor or in an attic, the overflowing water can leak onto the ceiling below causing unsightly stains and even causing your ceiling to drop under the weight of the soggy sheet rock.
Sound like a mess? Well it is. But it’s avoidable. Of course an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure. The easy solution to this problem is having an E Z Trap water safety device installed. When the water in your drip pan has reached a certain level, this device will cut off your air conditioning system before the water reaches the overflowing stage. This is such a simple and inexpensive solution when compared to the costly repairs that water damage can cause.
Right now, MTB Heating and Air is offering our E Z trap water device for $25 off the regular price of $225 installed. Once you have this device in place, you can forget about pesky leaks. This device is also great for people who like to take vacations and trips over the Summer. Nothing is worse than coming home from a trip to find water damage. With the E Z Trap water safety device in place, you can leave your home for as long as you like, without worrying about what you’ll find when you get home.
Calll MTB Heating and Air today to schedule an appointment to have your air conditioner checked for a clogged condensate line and to have this device installed at your home.
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