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A Late-Season Air Conditioning Concern: Clogged Drain Line

One of the serious problems that we deal with in the Shreveport area is high humidity. The excess moisture in our air can create problems for your air conditioning system, especially at this time of the year when the AC has already put in a lot of work keeping your home cooled down for the summer.

The most common trouble that high humidity can create for your air conditioning system is algal growths inside the condensate drain line. The drain line is what removes that water that collects along the evaporator coil inside the house that then drips down into a pan. If something blocks up the condensate line, such as algae, it will lead to problems:

  • Water damage around the air conditioner’s cabinet as water overflows the shallow condensate pan.
  • An even higher spike in humidity that will permit the growth of unhealthy molds and bacteria in your home.
  • A fire hazard from water dripping down onto electrical components in the cabinet.

How can you fix this problem? If you travel around the Internet, you’ll find a number of home remedies for cleaning out the drain line, most involving using a wet/dry vacuum and tracking down the main drain line. But let’s be honest: just reading that last sentence made you feel a bit uncomfortable, didn’t it? Do you really want to toy around with the drain line and your vacuum cleaner to fox a problem that poses major damage to your home?

If the answer to these questions is no, then pick up the phone and call for professionals. This is a job that our team of HVAC experts is familiar with; it’s one of the most common troubles that air conditioners can run into in this area. You can rely on us to have your drain line unclogged in no time at all, and you can reach us any time of the day or night when it’s an emergency.

Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration provides excellent air conditioning repairs in Benton, LA.

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