Question about Heating & Cooling
I have a small 5000 btu window unit air conditioner made by arctic king. It does not have a hole for the excess water to drain from and I'm wondering how it is suppossed to drain. I am concerned about mold growth and build-up. I can hear water gurgling noises at night while it is running in our bedroom.
Posted by Anonymous on
I've repaired a lot of window units because someone has drilled a hole in the pan, to drain water, and hit the coil. Please do not drill any holes in anything! These units utilize condensate water to help reject the heat in the outdoor coil. If water is reaching the outdoor fan, it either does not have the proper "lean" or slope, or it's designed to allow water to reach the fan, and not much you can do. If it is designed to allow water to cool the outdoor coil, and you were to drain that water so that no condensate water cools the outdoor coil, this will allow the unit to operate with an excessive outdoor coil temp, and shorten the life of the compressor, or cause the unit to operate poorly/warm supply air temp. Try to give it just a little more "lean". Hope this helps!
Posted on Aug 19, 2017
SOURCE: I purchased two Artic King 10,000 BTU Air Conditioners. The base of the units on the exterior of the building build up with water up to about 1 deep when it rains or running. Why is there no drain?
If you look inside the exterior part you should see a copper tube(part of the refrigeration tubing) that rests horizontally under this water. The water cools the freon inside that copper tube. That's why some models don't have a drain there.
Posted on Jul 30, 2015
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