- By empiredd
Condensation is a perfectly normal part of a functioning air conditioner. HVAC technicians inspecting AC units for condensation look for proper drainage when performing an air conditioner trouble shooting procedure. A lack of condensation coming from your unit can signal a larger problem. As temperatures change, humidity in the air condenses on the lines and other components of your AC unit. A drain allows that water to escape. On particularly humid days, that condensation and draining can create a large puddle of water under or near your AC. A clogged drain slows or stops the water’s escape, leading to unpleasant smells, contamination, rust accumulation on metal components and corrosion of electrical connections.If you detect unusual odors coming from the AC unit or suspect that your condensation drain is clogged, have an expert perform an inspection.