When I had a new cooling system component installed, they also installed a float switch. The old cooling system component didn’t have this switch and I asked a lot of questions. The safety float switch fills with water, in the event of an emergency. The float switch is a failsafe precaution to keep our garage from flooding. The cooling system component drain line can become clogged and backed up into the cooling system unit. The float switch is there to protect our home. An average cooling system component can remove 20 or 30 gallons of water each day. All of that water usually drains out the condensate line. If the drain line becomes clogged, water will back up and flood the area. If the safety float switch is full, the cooling system component automatically shuts down. This can actually save a lot of destruction from occurring in your home. Some friends of mine had an cooling system problem last summer. They were gone all weekend and came beach beach house to a flooded basement. Mud was blocking the drain line and the water was backed up. They didn’t know there was a problem, until the basement was flooded with cooling system water. My friend spent a lot of cash to soak up all the excess water, but he had to call a mold remediation team as well, just to be sure the carpet and flooring was completely dry. A lot of basement items were ruined in the flooding. A safety float switch would have kept this disaster from occurring in the first place.
July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021