What is a HVAC Condensate Line?

Condensate Line

What is a HVAC Condensate Line?

Your condensate line prevents moisture from accumulating within your home, particularly within your HVAC unit. Moisture is the enemy of any operating device as it can cause mildew, mold spores, and rust. Although some HVAC systems and furnaces have a “condensate pan” beneath them to catch drips, most modern units entrust the condensate line with properly funneling all residual water outdoors where it can evaporate into the air.

The condensate line should drain to the outside, and there should be plenty of water dripping from it during humid conditions. If it isn’t dripping, it isn’t draining! If there is standing water in the drain pan, the condensate drain is clogged! Your air conditioner should naturally drain the humidity from your home. On average, you might expect 5 to 20 gallons of condensate every day. If water is not draining, your climate may be too dry or your system may not be operating properly. A clogged condensate drain pipe will cause water to collect in your air conditioner. This will eventually cause the evaporator coil to freeze.Your air conditioner will shut off as a result of the moisture in the drain line freezing.

Signs that your condensate drain line is clogged include; Musty, moldy smell near your indoor unit or in air from the registers/vents, Standing water near the indoor unit, or Water damage in areas near the indoor unit.

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