With all the information out there on how harsh chemicals in cleaning products
can be on our health, many homeowners are looking for greener ways to
keep their homes clean. Vinegar has long been held as a safe all-purpose
cleaner, great for anything from tile floors to windows. But did you know
vinegar is also great for cleaning your AC? When it comes to keeping your
air conditioner’s drain line clear of clogs, a mere cup of vinegar
can make a world of a difference. Here’s more about how this healthy
cleaning product alternative can
keep your AC running smoothly, without putting your family’s health at risk.
The Importance of a Clean AC Drain Pan
We all know that parts of our air conditioners can become dirty from time
to time, clogged with dirt, dust and other debris. However, one component
of our air conditioning systems that often goes neglected is the drain
line. The drain line is a pipe connected to the drain pan, which collects
excess moisture caused from condensation on the evaporator coil. This
moisture travels from the drain pan into the drain line, finally exiting
Because of the moist environment, your drain line is susceptible to bacteria
and algae growth, which can build up and cause a clog. A blockage could
also compromise the overall performance of your system, minimizing efficiency
and comfort. To prevent damage, proper maintenance is necessary. That’s
where vinegar comes in handy.
How to Keep Your Drain Line Clean With Vinegar
Pouring a cup of vinegar down your drain line each month is a great way
to prevent clogs and blockages from occurring in the first place. Just
remove the PVC cap on the top of the pipe and slowly pour the vinegar
down. You can even pour another cup into your drain pan as an added preventative measure.
If your drain line has already become clogged, vinegar likely won’t
be able to unclog it all its own. However, once you’ve used a flexible
wire brush to clean out the pipe, you can use vinegar to eliminate the
leftover debris that you were not able to reach with the brush. Vinegar’s
acidic properties will prevent new bacteria and algae from growing in
Keep Your AC Clean All Year Long!
A monthly cup of vinegar can go a long way in keeping your AC running smoothly,
but there’s no better way to keep your air conditioner running at
its best than with regular preventative maintenance from Phoenix Air.
When one of our technicians performs preventative maintenance on your
Palm Beach County AC, they’ll clean, lubricate and tune all necessary
parts to make sure you’re getting the most out of your system all
year long. Give us a
call today or schedule a maintenance