30
Mar
08

Your AC Is Broken

 

… Or soon will be. If you have central air conditioning, there’s a good chance that there is a little pipe that is positioned over a window, door, or other conspicuous place. It’s in a conspicuous place so that you will know something is wrong when you see it dripping. It means that condensation has collected in the secondary drip pan. This is not a good thing. You should not run a new length of pipe so that the drip is not annoying. You should fix your friggin’ air conditioner. Normal condensation in the air conditioning process is sent through your normal sewer pipes and away from your life. Just in case things go wrong, a secondary pan is installed underneath the whole she-bang. That pan is drained to the annoying little spout dripping in a conspicuous place. It’s telling you that something is wrong. It could be that the main line is clogged or it could be something else. But it is not designed to go on like this forever. That pan will eventually rust out and then all of that lovely insulation will get soaked along with the sheetrock ceiling. It will eventually come falling down. And be MUCH more expensive than just fixing the AC the right way in the first place.

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