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Condensate Drain Line Woes

A condensate drain line is a gravity fed pipe that carefully and safely removes the condensation buildup from the evaporator coil inside the air handler. On a normal summer day, an air conditioning system can remove anywhere from 5 to 20 gallons of condensate from the air. This cool water fills the evaporator drain pan, and then flows out of the system through piping to the exterior of the home. 

No Cooling Without Moving Heat

A clean condensing coil is one of the pillars of a properly working air conditioning system. Refrigerant in the form of a high pressure hot gas enters the condensing coil where it is cooled to the point of fully turning to a liquid state. The cooling occurs as ambient temperature air is pulled through the coil, courtesy of the condensing fan. The heat expelled from the hot gas is transferred into this air.