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Don’t Call a Lehigh Acres Air Conditioning Expert Until You Check for Draining

This is the third installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

When your air conditioner cools your house, it removes moisture from the air. That moisture ends up in your drain pan. Over time, it’s inevitable that dirt and debris will clog your drain line or clog the pan.

By checking your draining, you can avoid a major problem that will be very expensive to fix.

To unclog a drain, follow these steps:

Take a wet/dry vacuum (like a “Mini-shop Vac” or similar product) and suck the drain line clean. Your drain line is usually a ¾ inch PVC pipe.

Usually, this will be enough to fix the problem. However, if your drain pan is extremely dirty, then remove the covers from the unit and vacuum it out.

In some cases, you may have a hole in the drain pan – which means you’ll have to replace it.

If the coil is dirty – from grease or other gunk – then water may fall off the coil, rather than taking it’s proper journey through the drain line. If you notice this type of dirt, you can clean the coil with soap or a mild solvent. Unfortunately, in cases where the coil is extremely dirty, you may have no option but to replace it.9 Things to Check AC ipad

How often should you be checking your drainage and removing clogs? In other parts of the country, you can get away with doing it once a year. But because air conditioners are running almost year-round in Florida, you need to check more often. If you prefer not to check and maintain the draining on your air conditioner, you can leave it to the Lehigh Acres air conditioning experts at UMI Residential Air Conditioning. We can provide routine preventive maintenance for your system that will save you money in the long run.

If you have determined that you are in need of a Lehigh Acres air conditioning expert UMI Residential Air Conditioning is here to help you. Your air conditioning, heating, and air quality problems are our number one concern. We have many services available to meet your air conditioning needs including 24 Hour Emergency Service and Preventative Maintenance. If you would like further information call (239) 939-2032, contact us online, or connect with us at

– Brett

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