What Does My Drain Line Do?
The drain line, also known as the condensate line, gets rid of condensation that is made by your evaporator coils. This narrow pipe generally excretes small amounts of water after your AC unit has just been turned on, opening up and releasing the water at a point outside in your yard.
If clogged, problems can ensue. Things like algae and mold can begin to thrive in your drain. This can lead to unwanted, higher rates of humidity, water damage and even unpleasant, musty smells within your home. A clogged drain can also cause your AC unit to turn off if it senses water backup in the condensate line.
How Does My Drain Line Become Clogged?
When your AC pulls moisture from your home’s air, it condensates on your unit’s evaporator coils. The water on the coils then falls into a pan, where it flows out of your home via the drain pipe. Bacteria and dust particles from the air can gather together in this con