In Citrus County as well as most of Central Florida, air conditioning clogged drain lines are a regular occurrence. At Beacon Services & Appliances | Beacon Air & Heat, Inc. we determined […]
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.
What has caused this ice buildup on the copper lines connected to your air conditioner?
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.
If a filter is not changed often enough, or not used at all, contaminants in the air will begin to build on the walls of the ducts, and inevitably the evaporator coil itself.
Most of the air conditioning systems we deal with in Central Florida are “closed loop” systems. A closed system means the refrigerant gasses inside the system never come in contact with our […]
It is called “Preventative Maintenance”, or “Clean & Tune”, but what benefit does it really provide for the owner of an air conditioning system? Remember: Air conditioners don’t cool the air. They […]