I am a hardworker at my task plus at home. Even if I’ve had an especially long afternoon at work, it won’t stop me from getting some cleaning done around the home or the lawn mowed or even the gutters cleaned. I have a calendar in my kitchen solely devoted to repair plus chore schedules. I have everything from the dates for my oil changes on my car to the service dates for my heating plus cooling system. This way, I never miss an important service or chore that might lead to an expensive disaster if neglected. Since I live in the south plus use my air conditioner often year round, I do my routine Heating, Ventilation and A/C cleaning plus repair more often than most. At least many or 6 times a year, I open up the air handler plus wash everything with a mild vinegar solution. This prevents any mold or microbial buildup on the coil or anywhere else in the air system. After swapping out my filter, I then focus my attention on my condensate drain line. As the air in your idea passes over the evaporator coils in your air handler, the moisture is pulled out in the cooling process plus then pools in the condensate pan. A pump pushes this water into a long pipe that goes from your air handler to the ground outdoors. This small PVC pipe can become clogged with algae growth, especially if you run your air conditioner as often as I do. For this cleaning task, I reach for my bottle of bleach since there’s no metal in the line I have to worry about corroding. I run a diluted solution of bleach plus soap plus pour it down the pipe from the opening at the air handler. After allowing time for the solution to run down the pipe plus additional time for the bleach to sanitize it, the last step is sucking the line wash with a shop vac. Just get a vacuum adapter roughly the size of the drain line pipe plus put it up to the opening outside. This will draw out any microbial buildup that didn’t fall out on its own with the cleaner. After doing this process, my air conditioner drains more efficiently plus I’m at a much lower risk of water leaks.
February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021