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Severe HVAC Issues May Cause AC Sweating

Published on: May 9, 2012

If the HVAC system in your Mobile, AL, home is blowing water droplets out of the vents, you have a serious problem. You need immediate air conditioning repair. Your Carrier factory authorized dealer can make the repairs quickly and efficiently. The best way to avoid needing air conditioning repair is to maintain the entire system.

The filter is a critical part of the HVAC system. The system should never be run without one. Dust, dirt and other contaminants can be sucked into the system. The contaminants will coat the evaporator coils, which will not be able to function effectively. If condensation cannot form and drain to the outside, the moisture in the air will be sent to the air ducts. It will condense inside and become water droplets. The droplets will contain mold, dirt and other debris from inside the ducts. This can pose a health hazard.

The drain is another critical part of the HVAC system. If condensation cannot drain to the outside, it will back up into the house. It will soak into the carpet, flooring, drywall, insulation and more. This encourages mold growth and damages the inside of the house. The air conditioning repair involves clearing the obstruction with compressed air or other means. To prevent this from occurring, pour a cup of bleach down the drain every month. The bleach kills algae and mold and prevents them from growing.

The condenser coils work to cool heated refrigerant from coming back from the evaporator coils. The drain pan needs to be cleaned periodically so it can work efficiently. If water gets into and damages the motor, the air conditioning repair will be expensive.

If your HVAC system is ten years old or older, or has a SEER rating lower than 13, you should consider having it replaced. Newer units have SEER ratings up to 24. Higher SEER ratings mean more energy efficiency. Your Mobile, AL, Carrier factory authorized dealer can help you find the right HVAC system for your home and budget. A factory authorized dealer has staff trained and certified to work on their systems. They can perform all maintenance and air conditioning repair within and out of warranty.