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Central Air Conditioning
Check water drain
NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Central Air Conditioning are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.
If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Central Air Conditioning.
When an air conditioner cools the temperature of the air, water condenses out of the air (similar to the way water condenses on the outside of a cold drinking glass on a hot day). Most central air conditioning units have a condensate drain to collect this water. This is typically located on the side of the inside fan unit.
This condensation system and drain should be inspected to make sure there are no obstructions, and that the hoses all fit properly.
Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
Health & Safety
The benefits of this task are relatively high. Doing this task can help prevent serious damage from water leaking in your home, especially if your air handler is located in the attic.
The cost of this task is very low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 10 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are required.