Many homeowners who diligently maintain their central air systems frequently overlook a very important aspect of taking care of their AC unit, which is cleaning the AC drain. All central air units have a condensation drain that usually empties into the home plumbing system. As a back up, the unit has a pan under it with a second drain to the outside of the home. This back up is designed to make sure accumulated condensation does not collect and cause water damage due to the primary drain becoming clogged.
If you notice the exterior drain dripping water, you can be sure your primary drain is clogged. Many people simply ignore this. That can be a costly mistake because the secondary drain is simply a “safety valve,” and will eventually clog as well. The result is the AC pan overflowing and causing expensive water damage inside your home. To avoid this, Cogburn’s recommends using Drain Solve. This product safely cleans your clogged drain and is safe for PVC drain pipes. Also, installation of a safety switch will cause your system to shut down if your secondary drain pan fills with water.
When you call the professionals at Cogburn’s Heating and Air Conditioning, you can be sure we will check your drain as part of our maintenance and advise you of any potential problems. Now is the time to call us and schedule your maintenance for the warm weather. Ask us about our piece of mind membership programs, all of which are designed to keep your AC and heating system working all year round. And, our membership programs save you money.
We have been the leader in heating and air conditioning maintenance and replacement in the greater Denton area since 1999. And, we have an “A” rating with the BBB. Call us today at 866-523-8762