Nothing is worse than having an HVAC emergency in the middle of the summer — except maybe having a plumbing emergency too. These two systems are both essential to your home. Do the two affect each other? Will a problem with one lead to a problem with the other? Here, we’ll discuss the most important HVAC and plumbing links.
The good news is that there aren’t many links between your HVAC and plumbing systems. Therefore, in most cases, when one breaks, the other will still work fine. This will save you a lot of money on repairs and keep your problems from compounding.
However, there is one instance in which HVAC and plumbing links do exist, and that’s with regard to your AC’s condensate line. In cooling your home, the evaporator coil in your AC creates an enormous amount of moisture. That moisture goes into your drain pan, where it’s carried away by the condensate line. If the drain pan becomes clogged or the condensate line begins to leak, it can cause plumbing problems.
Likewise, if your sewage line becomes blocked, then sewage can back up into your drain pan and ultimately spread to your home. The result is water damage to your ceilings and floors and eventual mold and mildew growth.
Preventing These Problems
So how do you keep these HVAC and plumbing links from causing a double whammy of repairs in your home? First, make sure your HVAC system is turned off as soon as you spot a possible blockage problem in your plumbing. Turn the water valve off as well to prevent sewage from backing up into your system.
Most importantly, be sure to schedule your annual maintenance visit. Your HVAC technician will check for any potential issues with your condensate line and fix them before they become problems. This will help keep your system in top shape and keep any HVAC and plumbing links to a minimum.
To learn more about HVAC and plumbing links in your home, contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We take care of the home-comfort needs of Monmouth County.