How to Help a Window Air Conditioner Drain Better

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Helping a window air conditioner drain a little better is all about keeping track of condensation. Help a window air conditioner drain a little better with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement, and today I'm gonna talk to you about to make your window air conditioner drain a little bit better. What happens is there's a lot of condensation that builds up as the air conditioner running and it runs down to the drain pan and a lot of times the holes end up getting clogged up with a lot of dust and debris. For this job we'll be using a drill with a small bit. What we have here is the back side of a window air conditioner and as you can see the water has been running over the drain pan in the back on both corners. So what we're gonna do is take our drill bit and poke a small hole right through the corner. We got to be careful because there's copper tubing on the inside and want to make sure that we absolutely do not even touch that with our drill bit. So we'll take our drill bit and check to see where our copper is and go ahead and pop a hole through there. Adding this little hole to the bottom will allow more water to flow through the water tray and since it's a little bit bigger hole it'll keep it from getting a clogged as easy. It's very important that you're careful with this job hitting one of those lines could cause it to leak freon into the house. It might be best to try to do this outside that way if it does puncture a line it's in the open air and you can get upwind of it. Thank you all for watching and good luck with this project.

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