It is very important to clean the condensate drain of your air conditioner (where water drips during air conditioning) in the early summer before use and at the end of the summer for winter storage. .
There are several types of drainage used for air conditioning:
Floor drain (near furnace)
The plastic or CPVC drain from the air conditioner is attached directly to the floor. After a few years of use, this drain may become obsolete and no longer allow water to drip into the soil. In most situations, we recommend that you do not install this type of drainage. Instead, install a drain pump that will drain condensate either to a drain in the house or out of the way or connect to an existing plumbing drain. You can contact us for more information and prices, we will be able to advise you according to your specific needs.
Drain connected to air conditioner or wall-mounted heat pump
A plastic drain is connected to the back of the wall-mounted air conditioner. After a few years of use, there may be drops of water flowing to the front of the unit. Here is what needs to be checked:
- Dislodge what was able to plug the end of the pipe located outside with a pipe cleaner. Insects like to nestle there and make a web because of the humidity.
- Clean permanent filters located in the indoor evaporator. Soak the filters in warm, soapy water, rinse well, dry flat and put back in place;
- Vacuum the radiator on the indoor unit. Be careful not to damage the flats;
- A large cleaning is recommended more or less every three (3) or five (5) years and in some cases every year if:
- There is cigarette smoke or cigar smoke;
- We have pets;
- Major renovations have been made.
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