Where is My Air Conditioner Drain Line?

Before we can tell you where the drain line is, you must know if the drain line is what you need to be looking for in the first place. Your drain line is the piece of equipment that drains the condensation from the air that is inside of your home to the handler outside. This keeps the air in your home at the dry, desirable temperature of your preference.

If this line clogs, it can cause water leaks and damage inside your home resulting in a whole slew of other issues you weren’t prepared for. At Precision Heating & Air in Dallas, Georgia, we’re the choice business to help you resolve any issues that you may have with your air conditioner, even when it comes to helping you with unclogging your air conditioner drain line.

Locating Your AC Drain Line

Your air conditioner drain line, also known as the condensate drain, is a small dripping line on the outside of your house where your air conditioning unit resides. This drain plays an important role in removing any condensation that your air conditioner’s evaporator coil may produce. Once you find the PVC condensate drain, you can begin unclogging it for a moisture free home.

What’s Clogging My Air Conditioner Drain Line?

Most air conditioner drain lines are usually blocked by an excess of algae and/or mold. Not only can this create a blocked line, but it can also increase the humidity indoors, creating a musty odor and water damage inside your home or business.

What Do I Need When Cleaning the Blocked Air Conditioner Drain Line?

When cleaning your clogged air conditioner drain line, or if you are just maintaining the line, having the right tools readily available can make a world of difference. We recommend having the following items to help your drain line cleaning go seamlessly:

  • A funnel
  • A wet/dry vacuum
  • Distilled vinegar
  • Rags

Once you have these items on hand, you’re prepared to clean or maintain your air conditioner drain line!

Steps to Clean Your Air Conditioner Drain Line

  1. Turn off the power to your HVAC system. This can be done at your breaker and thermostat.
  2. If your air handler is indoors, find the condensate pan, usually located under the unit.
  3. If there is standing water in the drain pan, you most likely have a clogged condensate line. Use a shop vacuum to remove this moisture and any debris that may be involved. Use your rags that you have handy to soak up the water and clean the drain pan with soap.
  4. Identify the access point on the condensate line. This will usually be a T-shaped vent with a PVC cover. Remove this PVC cover, inspect the drain, and flush the drain with the distilled vinegar.
  5. Allow the distilled vinegar solution to sit for around 30 minutes. Finish by flushing the pipe with water, which should be running freely through the pipe now that the condensate line is unclogged.

Contact Precision Heating & Air for your Air Conditioning Needs

Serving Dallas, Hiram, Acworth, Kennesaw & Marietta, GA

Helping thousands of people in the metro Atlanta area, we’re able to provide you with the best heating and air conditioning service around.

Contact us either by using our convenient online form or by giving us a call at 770-445-0870. We look forward to serving you with the best customer service and expertise for all your heating and air conditioning needs in Dallas, Hiram, Acworth, Kennesaw & Marietta, Georgia!