How to Unclog Your AC Drain Line

Many people don’t know this, but your AC does more than just cool your home. It also removes humidity in your home so the inside climate is ideal for you to live in.

The condensation process draws water vapor from the air, and the water that’s created gets pushed outside your home via a drain line attached to your AC.

Sometimes this drain line gets clogged. And obviously, for your AC to properly dehumidify your home, the drain line can’t be clogged.

It’s important to unclog your drain line for reasons beyond dehumidifying your home. A clogged AC condensate drain line may cause condensation to leak and cause water damage.

How to Unclog Your AC Drain Line in 3 Easy Steps

You can always call your local AC experts, like us at Complete Air Mechanical in the Central Florida area, but you can also unclog your AC drain line yourself too. It’s pretty straightforward and you’ll have it done in no time with these three easy steps:

Step 1. Locate your AC drain line. Your AC condensate drain line is typically located near the outside unit of your air conditioning system. Find the drain line access point and remove the plug.

Step 2. Unclog your AC drain line. This process is so simple that the ‘unclogging’ portion of it happens in the second step. There are several ways you can unclog the drain line. Choose your preferred method out of the following:

  • Pour ¼ cup of distilled white vinegar down the drain
  • Attach a shop vac to the drain and use until water flows freely into the collection canister
  • Insert a long plumber’s snake into the drain and remove the clog

Step 3. Repeat this process every month. Your AC system requires regular maintenance to run in tip top shape. Making sure your drain line remains unclogged is part of this AC maintenance.

Contact Complete Air Mechanical for AC Service in Central Florida

Some people prefer to DIY, others don’t. If you’re in the second category, we’re here to help you with your condensate drain line needs and any other AC maintenance you may have.

Call us at (407) 915-0144 and let us make your home comfortable.