Within an indoor space, air conditioners were built to remove the heat from the air. Air conditioners also act as a humidifier and remove moisture as they remove the heat. The equipment converts liquids (in the air) to gas and is accomplished through a process known as phase conversion. Through refrigerant materials, the conversion occurs within the air conditioning evaporator coils. Water collects as condensation and returns back to a gaseous state after the moisture is removed from the air. As a result, the moisture is left behind in the unit. That is where the overflow switch comes into play and we at Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning would like to share the benefits of the overflow switch.
Function of a Condensate Drain Pan Float Switch
A drain pan is available on all air conditioning units to collect and dispose of the moisture buildup. Water will spill out and collect, which creating microbial growth, can result in mold in the event there is too much of an overflow or a drain line backs up. For an overflow that the drain pan cannot handle, the fix is a safety float switch. When the accumulation of moisture begins in the drainage line, the small ball valve, within that safety switch will float, transmitting a signal to the compressor unit to flip off.
Benefits of the Central AC Overflow Switch
With a host of advantages of installing a safety flow switch or a safety float switch in your air conditioner, you would want to ensure you get it sooner than later. Benefits include:
Cost Effective: This product is a low-cost investment and installation is equally low. The safety switch can be installed by a professional at a reasonable cost if the air conditioner does not come equipped with it already. Not only is the initial cost for parts and installation inexpensive, but you will save on the cost of repairs of the A/C unit, and other repairs that might occur from water damage and mold growth that was prevented.
Avoid Potential Water Damage: With the overflow switch, the potential water damage that could result is eliminated from avoiding the flood that can surround the floors and room. The air conditioner automatically shuts off when the ball reaches the top, eliminating excessive condensation.
Quality Parts: It is less likely for the parts to fail when compared to more complicated devices given that the mechanism is a simple switch that is activated by the ball gauge.
Minimizing Mold and Other Microbial Growth: The automatic shut-off of the air conditioner will significantly reduce the risk of mold to grow in overflowed areas around the unit in addition to preventing water damage. This also promotes improved air quality.
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The benefits and advantages to installing the central AC float switch are plentiful and well worth the effort to prevent potential water damage and mold growth as well as maintain or even improve the indoor air quality. If you are interested in learning more about the overflow switch, call Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning today.