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Should I be getting a lot of water draining down the drain tube? I never used the unit until now and. It started pouring water out of it today. So I didn't know if that is normal for it to drain a lot of water once the heat turns off. I have been searching online and there really isn't much that tells you how to use the unit. I bought my house and it was already installed.

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Yes, you get a lot of water from the condensate that accumulates on the air handler finns. My house unit during the summer generates a gallon in two hours during the hot summer months. The water run off is dependent on the humidity.

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