Algae and biological growth thrive in the warm, dark, and wet environment
Heat pumps are perfectly capable of both heating and cooling. On top of cooling your residence, they also dehumidify it. Warm air in your residence holds a lot of moisture, and as the heat pump cools it, the moisture condenses into water. Water is drained out of your residence through the condensate line of your heat pump. Here are several reasons why you should properly check your condensate line. Throughout the year, algae and other muck tend to build up in the condensate pipe. Water drainage could be slowed significantly if this obstructs the pipe, but an obstruction can be removed by cleaning out the condensate line with a long, thin, stiff-bristled brush. It is more simple to control humidity when the water can freely flow through the condensate pipe outside of the residence. A clogged condensate pipe or drain valve could cause water to pool in the heat pump’s drain pan. The motor, wiring, and coils of the air handler can be destroyed if too much water builds up. Your heat pump could honestly quit working from this. The condensate pipe should be able to drain out of the heat pump to prevent any destruction. Water drips all the time into the condensate pipe during the warmer months. Algae and biological growth thrive in the warm, dark, and wet environment. The growth may transfer into the drain pan and air handler, releasing spores that are blown into the system of ductwork. Your home’s air quality will be much better if you scrub and sanitize the condensate pipe properly.