Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Hello, my name is Jacob. I would like to talk about proper installation and repair of the HVAC system in your commercial building. Full scale HVAC systems for commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep every floor and room at a comfortable temperature. These temperature control systems also control the air quality in the building by sending the airflow through filter elements. My site will cover all aspects of the upkeep needed for these systems. I will also talk about the benefits of keeping your air quality and temperatures at desirable levels. Thanks for coming to visit my website.

Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

3 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioning Unit May Leak

Isaiah Chapman

It is easy for a homeowner to take their air conditioning unit for granted-- during the summer months the A/C just turns on and cools the home and no one has to think much about it. However, air conditioning units are complex pieces of machinery, and they can develop problems. One common issue with air conditioning units is leaking water; when an air conditioning unit begins to leak, it is important to have the issue diagnosed so the proper repairs can be made. There are several reasons why an air conditioning unit may begin leaking, such as:

Drain Line is Clogged

An air conditioning unit produces cool air and also removes humidity from the air. When excess moisture is removed from the air inside an air conditioning unit, condensation forms. When an air conditioner is operating properly, excess water inside the unit is diverted through the drain line. But, over time, the drain line can become clogged with debris. When this happens, the water inside the unit has nowhere to go, so it will begin leaking out. Luckily, clearing a clogged drain line is a simple repair for an experienced HVAC technician.

Evaporator Coil Freezes

The evaporator coil in an air conditioning unit plays a major role in cooling down the refrigerant that absorbs heat from the air. In order for the evaporator coil to work properly, it needs to be clean. If an air conditioning unit is not properly maintained, the evaporator coil can become covered in dirt and debris. When this happens, the evaporator coil ceases to function as it should and it can freeze and the outside of the coil can become covered in ice. As the ice melts, water will begin leaking out of the unit. Having your air conditioning unit's evaporator coil cleaned by an HVAC technician will solve the issue and stop the leaking.

Damaged Drain Pan

Before excess moisture inside an air conditioning unit is transferred to the drain line, it is collected in a shallow drain pan. When the drain pan is in good condition, the water is diverted to the drain line like it is supposed to. But, as a drain pan ages, it can begin to rust and corrode, which can lead to cracks or holes in the pan. If this happens, water will begin leaking out of the air conditioning unit. If you see a puddle of water next to your air conditioner, you may need to have the drain pan replaced. Reach out to a company like R & B Inc Heating & Air Conditioning today.