And all of that water has to get outside somehow, which is where the condensate line comes into play
I am missing the winter weather, but I have to admit I enjoy the sunshine and warmth outside. We had weeks back to back with blizzards farther north, but record lows from one end of the country to the next. I wasn’t used to wearing heavy clothing every week through the winter season, as our area isn’t as cold as other regions of the country. We rarely get snow, but temperatures in the lower 30s aren’t rare. Now that the cold snaps are gone for good, it’s starting to really warm up in this area. I take my bike out during the early morning hours to enjoy a little bit of exercise before everyone wakes up and fills the sidewalks. Sometimes I get my inline skates out and go rollerblading for a few hours if I have the time. But I also have maintenance to complete. I have weatherstripping in doors and windows that needs to be replaced, as well as seasonal HVAC service and repair. I call my technician and make an appointment for an air conditioner and furnace inspection. Part of this involves flushing the condensate line to remove and clogs that form over extended periods of time. If you don’t keep your condensate line clean, the water can backflow into your air conditioner and create a nasty water leak at your air handler. People don’t realize how much water is pulled from your indoor air whenever you run the air conditioner regularly. And all of that water has to get outside somehow, which is where the condensate line comes into play. It’s just a simple PVC pipe that attaches to your air handler and runs through your wall or floor to the ground outside.