Protect Your Lubbock, TX Home From Water Damage With A Ceiling Saver
In addition to cooling your air, air conditioners also dehumidify the air to create a comfortable environment. As that process occurs, the excess water has to go somewhere. Systems that are up to code are usually fitted with a kill switch to turn off the unit if there's any overflow. Unfortunately, not all units are up to code and even if they are up to code, unexpected accidents can happen. To ensure that your HVAC’s condensation is able to be removed properly, you need a ceiling saver, also known as a condensate drain pan. To get a ceiling saver installed, call us at 806.795.1207 today!
How Does A Ceiling Saver Work?
A condensate drain pan works to protect your ceiling, especially if you have a heating and cooling unit on the upper floor of your home. When your air conditioning works to cool your home, it will produce a certain amount of condensation that will be trapped and redirected by your condensate drain line. However, if the condensate drain line does not gather all of the moisture, you will need a condensate drain pan as a backup method to collect it.
Where Is A Condensate Drain Pan Located?
As stated above, if your HVAC system is on a non-ground-level floor, you should have a drain pan. Having a ceiling saver installed directly below your HVAC system is the best way to catch any excess condensation as your cooling system cools your home. With it being placed directly beneath your HVAC system, it can help prevent damage to floors, walls and ceilings in your home.
Why You May Need To Replace Your Drain Pan
Even if your home has a drain pan installed correctly, it may eventually need to be replaced due to wear and tear. It can experience issues like becoming warped, cracked or rusted through. The most common way your drain pan may become damaged is if it holds a large amount of water for a long period of time. Additionally, when your heating system is running, your drain pan can sustain damage over time from heat exposure. Our technicians can check the condition of your drain pan during scheduled maintenance.
Defend Your Ceiling Today!
There are many benefits to having a condensate drain pan installed under your HVAC system, such as:
- It protects your floor from becoming damaged.
- It helps to gather excess condensation and stop leaks.
- It can save your ceiling from water damage.
In addition to protecting your home from damage, a ceiling saver also ensures your HVAC system meets code regulations. To get a condensate drain pan installed, message us online or call 806.795.1207 today!