Most one-story single-family Fulsher homes have their condensation plumbing ran to the exterior of the house. It is the most commonly used method of piping for your Fulshear home HVAC system. It is easiest to install & maintain. When designing your HVAC plumbing design, it is best to use the shortest possible route to the exterior of your Fulshear home. More concise plumbing designs will drain faster and clog up less frequently. Checking your outdoor condensation pipes for proper drainage is essential. If your outdoor pipes get clogged up, it can cause your emergency float switches to turn off your HVAC equipment. If your PVC pipes are too close to the ground, dirt, weeds, plants, & insects can cause your PVC pipe to clog up. You can use a small shovel to remove all dirt & debris that may be blocking the outlet flow of condensation.

In your air conditioning system, you have two types of HVAC drains. You have a primary and an emergency drain. Your primary drain is the most critical in your HVAC system. Your primary drains 24 hours a day and removes condensation from the evaporator coil. The condensation is then produced from a hot, humid Fulshear Home. There are three common locations where you can check if the primary HVAC drain is blocked. Inside your evaporator coil, there is an internal drain pan. Lots of slime & sludge build-up develops there. The slime starts to clog up PVC traps & 90 degree angles closest to the evaporator coil first. The slime begins to shrink the interior diameter of all your HVAC pipes, causing potential back-ups in the future. Another location that gets clogged up is the black rubber hose connection underneath your bathroom sink. The black rubber hose ties into a narrow barb connection that blocks up easily. Human hair from combing & shaving also gets found near & around the black rubber hose area. That human debris also contributes to bathroom sinks draining slowly. Hair build-up causes the PVC traps underneath the sink not to flow correctly. Finally, the last area you can check for blocked HVAC pipes is your underground outdoor pipes. You need to make sure all your pipes are clear from leaves & dirt. If your pipes are too close to the ground, you’ll need to get a small shovel to remove dirt around your HVAC pipes.

Local state HVAC & plumbing codes dictate how your primary drain installation will be in your home. When beautiful Fulshear townhomes are built, the developer doesn’t want to see ugly HVAC pipes running down the side of your home. One way to eliminate that eyesore is to run your HVAC condensation pipes in your Fulshear home to your bathroom sink. The bathroom sink drainage method is not the best method of draining your HVAC system, but it is the most convenient. More maintenance is required for your AC system when it’s piped into your bathroom sink. The bathroom sink clogs up more often, causing your whole ac system to overflow. The good news is that the maintenance is simple. You only need a socket screwdriver, small bucket, & wet vac to perform your maintenance in your bathroom sink. When removing the black hose from the bathroom plumbing, you must have a bucket ready to capture all the water that is about to rush down from the HVAC unit. A good gallon of water could come down from your Fulshear & Sugar Land HVAC unit.

Most people don’t know that cold HVAC pipe material condenses if there is a significant temperature difference in your Fulshear attic. The condensation that leaves your evaporator coil can be a cold as 40°F, and your attic can be as hot as 140°F. It is important to have all your HVAC pipes in your attic insulated well. It’s easy to forget that you can also leak water in your attic from condensation from your PVC pipes. The condensation from your HVAC pipes in your attic can cause water stains in your ceiling & produce mold. The intense heat in your attic does give your insulation normal wear & tear. It can take a good 18 years before you have to replace the insulation. When performing routine maintenance, the ac repair Fulshear technician needs to retape all areas where he flushed out your pipes. Improperly taping of your PVC pipes after service has performed, can also cause leaks around your HVAC equipment. There are different thickness sizes of pipe insulation. Higher quality insulation is more expensive. The more top quality insulation lasts longer & will protect your attic better.

You run the risk of water damage & ac repair when no HVAC maintenance is done. Emergency float switches used correctly, protect your home from water leaks & guard your HVAC equipment against water damage. Not every Fulshear home has working HVAC safety switches. Severe electrical damage occurs when water comes in contact with your HVAC electrical components. Another reason why emergency ac repair occurs is from HVAC condensation damage. Some HVAC equipment is more at risk than others for condensation damage. Horizontal installed HVAC installed equipment in the attic are among the highest at risk for ac repair Fulshear water damage. Once the water begins to enter the furnace, it will come in contact with the blower motors blade. Blade splashing occurs when moisture comes in contact with the motors moving parts. The splashing causes water to get on vital electrical components. Once the moisture reaches your main motherboard, it is just a matter of time before you will need emergency ac repair. If you start to smell burning, there is a good chance; you may have burned out the motor or transformer. Keep in mind ac repair can be prevented by doing simple maintenance.

Every winter, when you turn your air conditioning on for heat, your furnace or air handler collects dust. Using a high-quality air conditioning filter will help keep your air conditioner clean. The good news is no emergency ac repair is required if you just turned on your furnace for heat, the smell is perfectly normal.


1. Check Clogged HVAC P-Trap


Flooded Emergency / Auxiliary Drain Pan

When your primary drain is not draining correctly or fast enough, it will overflow into your secondary or emergency drain. Your secondary emergency drain should be serviced and checked along with your primary drain pan yearly. If you noticed that your emergency drain is not draining, you should have an ac repair Fulshear tech service your primary drain immediately. If you use your emergency drain for long periods of time, the galvanized metal will begin to rust. Most internal drain pans are constructed of heavy-duty plastic, but some are constructed of metal. The plastic will not rust and is designed to hold slow-moving condensation. For those that have metal drain pans, eventually, they will rust out and leak into your emergency secondary drain. Many people not realizing are using the emergency drain pan for long periods. The emergency drain pan can also get clogged up. If that happens, you will have water all over your ceiling & Fulshear home.