A.The water you see coming from the pipe is condensation from the air circulating in your home. I am not real sure as to why it would be killing the grass, however. Do you have an available place you can extend the drain so that it won’t drip directly onto your grass? Maybe you could try extending the hose? Just be sure to keep it sloped so that it won’t back up. Another trick to try would be to buy a small drainage pipe and bury that under the topsoil. (approx. 8”). Taking a guess here, I would think you could get away with 4-6’ of the drain pipe.
Residential Air Conditioning Air Conditioning FAQ
Water on The Ground from My Air Conditioner
Air Conditioner Drainage
A. Yes, you are correct. This type method is also more efficient as the water splashes on the condenser coils, which aids in keeping the coils cool. There was one unit we worked on last year that stated: “If the unit appears to noisy, drill a hole in the bottom for the water build-up to drain.”
My Air Conditioner is Leaking Condensation
A. You are speaking of a central unit, right? Have you successfully removed the pan to look at it? There could also be a plugged line that is causing back up as well.
Cost of Central Air Conditioner Units
A.There is so much information needed to accurately answer your questions as we take a lot into consideration. How well is your home insulated? Does it get a lot of sun? Where are you located? A good rule of thumb, you can figure for every 500 Sq. Ft you need 1 ton. Guessing would be that you need a 3-4 tons unit for your home. It would be wise for you to check with a local company for a better idea.
Installing Air Conditioning in an Old Home
A. The price will depend on the tonnage you will need, what type of energy efficient ratio or efficiency you are hoping for and what the working condition is currently. A general rule of thumb is the cost per ton is approximate $2,000.00-$2,400.00. This number depends on the electrical, permits, access, etc.
A. It is best If both ducts are insulated.The attic, of course, will be a good bit warmer for both. The flexible duct which Is used mostly today is insulated. As far as a brand, not sure how to help you with that question. If you don’t already own one, try installing an attic fan. You will find it significantly reduces the temperature in the attic when it is the hot time of the year.
Using Air Ducts with No Filter
A. Contact a local HVAC contractor. Ask around for references from friends, family, and neighbors. The company you have had service your unit would more than likely perform a good cleaning or they can at least recommend a company to you. Most companies charge per room, so for a house your size, I guess would run around $1,000.00.