You should get your condensate line cleaned once a year

I like to get my car maintenance done in the early autumn every year to prevent myself from missing something that needs to be repaired before temperatures start dropping below zero degrees fahrenheit.

  • The thermal contraction that happens when temperatures are extremely cold out is enough to cause some components to loosen and crack after they’ve already been exposed to several years or more of constant highway driving.

Often my car is going well over 80 miles per hour for an hour or longer every weekend when I have normal schedules at work. These speeds are no without their influence on vehicle degradation, even in the short term. Driving on abrasive surfaces and damaged roadways will worsen these effects as well. That’s in part why I’m so diligent about my car maintenance, but it doesn’t end there. The home needs to be kept in a good condition as well with lots of yearly maintenance from one area of one’s house to another. The heating and cooling systems need to be inspected for damage that occurs from normal use on a day to day basis. Part of this maintenance involves cleaning out the air conditioner’s condensate line to prevent a clog from creating a water backup in the air conditioner. I always check the outlet for the condensate line when I’m walking towards the backyard outside, which tells me if water is leaving the pipe at the normal rate and whether or not I should have my HVAC technician clean the entire condensate line. If it isn’t as wet on the ground as normal, it tells me that there might be a small clog already forming in the line.

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