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Why Clean My Heat Pump’s Condensate Drain Line?

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Do you regularly maintain your Chesapeake home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment?  Do not overlook your heat pump’s condensate drain line.

If you haven’t done so in a while, it’s time to get back on track and schedule a professional heat pump maintenance visit. According to the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), routine HVAC maintenance can help you reduce the risk of a breakdown and costly repair by up to 95 percent!

One of the most important maintenance tasks is the cleaning and clearing of your heat pump’s condensate drain line. This is vital for the efficient operation of your system.

Maintaining your equipment doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming—just make the call to schedule your visit with our Air Handlers Heating & Cooling professionals. We proudly serve throughout Virginia and are happy to assist.

We believe in taking the best care of your heating and cooling equipment so you can get the most out of it and save on your energy use and expenses. Call us to schedule your next HVAC maintenance.

Importance of Cleaning Your Condensate Drain Line

A condensate drain line runs through your system to the outside of your home. The moisture will travel through the drain line and drip outside.

It’s important to clean, flush, and unclog your condensate drain line. A clogged drain line can cause your evaporator coils to freeze up and lead to a complete system breakdown.

How Do Condensate Drain Lines Clog?

Airborne particles are constantly being circulated through your evaporator coil. The most common is dust. Over time it starts caking when trapped by moisture and eventually builds up in your condensate drain line.

If you haven’t scheduled professional maintenance in awhile, we highly recommend doing so soon. If build-up continues, eventually the condensate drain line will clog up and several costly issues could follow.

How to Prevent Condensate Drain Line Clogs

The best way to prevent clogging issues is by scheduling routine professional maintenance. However, one simple action you can do yourself is changing your filter every 30 to 90 days and pouring bleach or vinegar down your condensate drain line to help remove and clear out any debris.

We also recommend regularly dusting your Chesapeake home.  This could be weekly or bi-weekly depending on the severity of dust, dirt, and other airborne particles you experience.

Trusted Heat Pump Repairs and Maintenance

You can depend on our Air Handlers Heating & Cooling professionals to inspect your equipment, diagnose the issue, and provide a solution, so your heat pump works properly again. While our experts can step in to save the day and unclog your drain line—prevention is worth an ounce of cure.

During a routine maintenance visit, we will clean and inspect your equipment, checking for any major signs of a problem. We will flush your drain line and ensure your heat pump is operating efficiently.

If we suspect there is an issue, we can address it right then and there before the problem has an opportunity to progress and lead to an expensive repair.

Schedule Your Heat Pump Maintenance Visit Today

Reduce the risk of a major problem with your home’s heat pump—schedule a maintenance visit with our Air Handlers Heating & Cooling professionals. Be proactive and reduce the risk of a clogged drain line or another major problem. We will leave your heating and cooling equipment in top shape. Call us today at 757-734-7171 or request service online.

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