While I was fearing the worst, my Heating as well as A/C tech reassured myself and others when he said that I just needed my condensate line cleaned.
While our Springtime season lasts much longer this year than usual, the start of summer time has begun with much haste. Every one of us went from cool weather to 90 degrees almost overnight, and it was jarring to say the least. We’re also expecting some summer time rain showers as well later in the week. Yesterday I accidentally left the front door open for a few hours while bringing in groceries, and it caused the temperature inside to shoot up. This made the air conditioning freeze as well, and I had to turn the system off for thirty hours while the ice on the coil thawed into the condensate pan. I assume it had to do with the additional water in the condensate line, because this month my air conditioning shut off for no apparent reason. No concernshooting on my area could get the system to turn on again. I called my heating and cooling corporation and I was relieved when they said a serviceman was already en route to my house. While I was fearing the worst, my Heating as well as A/C tech reassured myself and others when he said that I just needed my condensate line cleaned. It had a clog inside and simply needed to be cleaned out with water and air pressure so the water wouldn’t backflow into the air conditioning in my Orland Park home. The sensor turns off the air conditioning when this happens and you’re forced to clean out the condensate line to get the a/c working again. Until it detects that the water can freely drain, the a/c will stay off. Older air conditionings in Orland Park, IL lacked this critical safety feature, leading to potential water leaks and water damage if you didn’t catch the problem immediately.