Probably the most misunderstood portion of a condensate drain system is trap installation. The primary purpose of a condensate trap is to prevent air from moving in or out of the coil box or air handler during operation. As on a blow-through system, an untrapped drain on a draw-through system is an efficiency issue.
In this manner, what is the condensate drain?
If you've ever taken a good look at your air conditioning unit, you may have noticed a small dripping line on the outside. This is the condensate drain, which plays an important role in removing condensation produced by your air conditioner's evaporator coil.
What is a condensate drain line?
This excess condensed water is removed from the AC unit through a small drain pipe and deposited outside on the ground. Over time algae, mold, and mildew can build up inside the condensation drain line and form a clog, causing water to back up and overflow inside the air conditioner unit.
Can my boiler pipes freeze?
Freezing cold weather can cause boiler condensate pipes to freeze, which can prevent the boiler from functioning. The video shows you how to safely unfreeze the condensate pipe should it become frozen.