Furnace pans, which are generally called condensate drain pans or AC drain pans, are an important part of your air heating and cooling system. They catch the water that is generated from your air conditioner, to make sure it doesn’t leak into other parts of the house. Many homeowners have found that when their pans aren’t working, the water ends up damaging parts of the house, like ceilings and floors. It can be frustrating, which is why you should replace the pan if it ever gets loose.
In our selection, we note which condensate pans have gone out of stock and which are good replacements. A good number have been discontinued, but we try to keep them on hand for older systems. Just because you have an older device doesn’t mean that you have to lose support for it.
Many people are keeping their HVAC systems around longer than ever before. Those who are working to green their operations might even want to do so in order to reduce the environmental impact that would come from installing a new piece of equipment. As a result, the crew here at Furnace Part Source has worked hard to ensure that you can get the kind of equipment you need to succeed.
Carrier is our top brand for this part. We recommend using the 28HQ400071 Horizontal Condensate Pan when you need a similarly arranged replacement.
The 28MC500384 Vertical Condensate Pan is another option if you don’t have a horizontal drain pan. Keep the orientation of your existing drain pan in mind, even if it’s damaged. The direction that it fits into the equipment is a necessary consideration to ensure proper fitment. Fortunately, either of these Carrier options should mesh well into any number of current installations so there shouldn’t be too much work needed to get them to slide into your air conditioner.
Other brands that we carry include York and Nordyne. The Nordyne 669941 Vertical Drain Pan is one such example that we can recommend. You might need this if you already have a drain pan that’s designed to Nordyne’s specifications since anything else would simply be too long. While a shorter pan might actually fit into the catch area, you wouldn’t want to use something like this for long since some water from your AC unit would be allowed to splash otherwise.
Fortunately, you shouldn’t run into any difficulties finding the pan you need here. Start by familiarizing yourself with the way these devices work. They’re extremely simple from a mechanical standpoint, so you won’t have to memorize much-advanced HVAC theory before you go shopping for a new one.
Air conditioning involves the system absorbing the warm air from the local area’s atmosphere, removing the heat and moisture, and releasing it to cool the house, room, or building. The filter and evaporator coils help with removing both by becoming very cold and circulating the air through the refrigerant. This process is called `heat transfer. It’s a natural part of the AC operation process and something that can only be mitigated through the use of drip or drain pans.
Water droplets form when the temperature is sufficiently lowered after it’s separated from the air. They appear on the evaporator coil during the heat transfer, before dripping off the glass. The pan then collects all of the droplets so that they don’t leak into the walls. Any water droplets that condense at some physical point above the pan will eventually fall into it as a result of their weight.
The pan is connected to a condensate drain line. This is a series of piping that connects to the sewage system outside the house.
When the air conditioning is not in use, the drain line transports the water outside of the house so that it doesn’t gather. This process is done via gravity without much pressure. If you were to watch the process, then there’s a good chance that it would much more closely resemble a slow drip as opposed to an actual deluge of water.
If the water is left, it can become prone to mold or bacteria. The contaminants are hazardous to the people inside the house.
Transporting water quickly makes everyone safer. Other than this, though, AC drain pans are essentially passive and have little in the way of moving parts. Assuming that they don’t corrode, they won’t often need to be replaced or changed.
It might be important to clean the pans in many models, especially those that have a tendency to collect a fair amount of water all at once. Otherwise, you shouldn’t run into too many issues once they’ve been reinstalled.
HVAC repair teams often find themselves needing a large amount of material all at once. Therefore, we’ve done our best to make it easy for those who want to stock up to order things in bulk. We have no minimum order requirements, so you aren’t obligated to stock up. Order just one drain pan if you want to swap out a faulty one on your existing air conditioner.
You have full control over the number of AC drain pans as well as anything else you get from us. Though it can be hard to keep some parts in stock, our team works hard to make sure that you have the kind of replacement drain pans you need to keep your AC unit moving.
Do you want peace of mind when making installations? Take a look at the components for an air system from Furnace Part Source. We want to ensure that you have access to the newest parts, with special shipping deals. See if you can receive your orders on the same day, and you don’t have to pay for second-hand equipment.
Reach out to us today to find out more about our wares. Our representatives can make suggestions on replacements for Furnace Part Source will ensure that you have the right parts for your air conditioning or HVAC system. We’ll reduce the costs you have with home repair, by helping to improve your air conditioning system.