One of the messiest and potentially costliest AC repairs you can come across is a clogged and overflowing AC hose line. A clogged AC hose can send gallons of water into your home and perhaps through your ceiling, in the attic, inside walls, or wherever your AC unit is located. If you believe you need an AC hose repair, do not hesitate! Here’s what to know:
How an AC Hose Works
When your central AC system cools the air in your home, it also removes a substantial amount of indoor humidity. This water vapor condenses on the cold evaporator coil and drips into a condensate pan. From the condensate pan, the water flows through a hose or tube to either a condensate pump, a floor drain, or all the way outside your home by force of gravity.
AC Hose Repair: Condensate Pump
Be sure you turn off the AC before you begin any work on it. The first thing to check for with a condensate pump is to see if it is cracked. These pumps are often made of plastic and may crack and leak water. Next, pour some water into the pump to see if it turns on and works. If it doesn’t, it’s better to have your HVAC technician install a new pump.
AC Hose Repair: Check for Nests
You may only run your AC system a few months out of the year. So, what happens inside the condensate hose the rest of the year? It could become haven and home to bugs and other critters! It’s dark, secure, and makes a great nesting spot. For this AC hose repair, your technician will have to pump out the hose to clear it.
AC Hose Repair: Clogged Trap
Last on the list for AC hose repair is the hose trap. The trap will be located near the indoor unit. Clogs often occur here. To unclog this spot, your HVAC technician will need to cut into the line, clear it, and then repair the cut.If you need help with an AC hose repair, contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing today!