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Common Problems with Condensate Pan

A common misconception about AC is that air conditioners create cool air. In fact, air conditioners cool a home by removing heat from the air. And thanks to this process, an AC can also remove moisture from the air. Too much humidity makes people feel hot and uncomfortable because sweat is unable to evaporate into the air. But the evaporator coil, condensate pan, and condensate drain of an AC system help control these levels. However, these parts may run into problems leading to the need for air conditioning repair.

Humidity Control

An air conditioner removes heat and humidity through the process of heat exchange. Condensation and evaporation play a role in this. Outside, refrigerant condenses into a liquid as heat dissipates into the air. Inside, refrigerant evaporates into a gas at the evaporation coil and absorbs heat from the home.

In order to absorb heat from the home, a blower fan blows warm indoor air over the evaporator coil. Condensation occurs outside of the coil as the warm air blows over the cold coil. As moisture from the air collects on the coil, it needs somewhere to go. The water drips into a shallow tray called the condensate tray. This tray is generally angled so that water can easily flow into the drainage pipe, which leads to an outdoor drain. Although the tray may seem like a small part, it may run into repair needs that may affect your system.

Problems with the Condensate Pan

  • Incorrect Angle: The condensate pan is positioned in such a way that water can easily move toward the drain. This pan may shift accidentally, causing water to leak into your home.
  • Holes: Sometimes, cracks or holes may appear in the condensate pan over time. In this case, the technician usually replaces the pan.
  • Overflowing: The condensate pan may overflow if there is a clog in the pipe or drain. Furthermore, a clogged drain may attract mold and mildew, so you should call for repairs as soon as possible.

Water leaks can cause damage to your home or your air conditioner. When you need air conditioning repairs in Salt Lake City, call the experts at At Your Service.

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There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

Because we have a direct impact on the indoor environment, here are practical steps we are going to take to keep people safe:

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As the situation unfolds, we will take each day one at a time and ensure we are being smart, supportive, and helping all those we can in our community.

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