Aircon trunking is a casing that’s used to cover the unit’s electrical cables, PVC pipes, copper conduits, and other unsightly components to preserve the aesthetic of your home and walls. Used more than just for aesthetics, aircon trunking also provides a protective layer between your air conditioner and the external environment. This expands the lifespan of your unit and ultimately saves you repair and maintenance costs.
So what causes condensation in the aircon trunking? First off, condensation in the aircon trunking is completely normal and handled with automatically. As the air conditioner cools or warms the air, some of the moisture gets trapped in the trunking, forming water droplets. Normally, air conditioners have a primary condensation line for draining the moisture build-up, and a back-up drip line as well.
You shouldn’t notice any condensation when everything is functioning optimally. However, dripping or leakage in the back-up drip line is a clear indication that something is wrong. Is water from your air conditioner running down your walls and seeping into your carpet? In this article, we will discuss the 3 main causes for condensation in your aircon trunking and how to prevent them from happening.
1. Poor Insulation
A professional air conditioner company usually advises you on the thickness of the insulation needed for the area where you’d like the air conditioner to be, and will use high quality insulation materials to reduce the risk of condensation in the trunking. Thus, when the insulation is not thick enough, condensation will occur. This is not your fault but the fault of the company that installed your air conditioning system. To prevent this from happening, make sure that the company you’ve hired to install your aircon system is a trusted brand that can guarantee excellent, high-quality service.
2. Poorly Installed Trunk
Chances are, water leakage from your aircon unit will be due to poorly installed trunk joints. The trunk joints in an air conditioner need to fit into each other perfectly, otherwise water from the moisture build-up in the aircon trunking will leak through them. You can solve this problem by getting a professional AC technician to re-install the trunk. If you have yet to buy your AC system, you can save yourself the additional cost and make sure the company installing your air conditioner system is doing it properly. Be there when the installation is being done to ensure it’s being done correctly.
3. Trap Floor Blockages
Moisture build-up can lead to the blockage of the trap floor inside your air conditioner unit. The trap floor is necessary for draining the water from the moisture build-up, but when blocked, increases the build-up instead. This accelerates the water leakage in your aircon trunking, shortening the life span of your unit. What makes the situation complicated is that, since the pipes are trunked, it is difficult to remove the blockage yourself, this makes the pipes difficult to unblock yourself. Thus, it would be wiser to contact an aircon technician to solve the problem for you.
While there are several things that can lead to condensation in your aircon trunking, they can be easily prevented by planning beforehand and choosing a local and reputable air conditioner services company to install and maintain your AC system. This is the easiest way to prevent water damage on your floors and walls, and requires little effort on your part. Water leakage is also important to stop, as entrapped moisture could lead to the growth of mold or algae in your air conditioner. But if you’re already suffering from the water leakage from the condensation in your aircon trunking, take advantage of your warranty and call your service provider to handle it, since DIY troubleshooting in this situation could damage your unit.
Oasis Aircon is a leading Singaporean aircon maintenance provider. A partner of Luce Maintenance Group, Oasis offers a wide range of aircon services, from installation to maintenance to repair. If you need top of the line aircon services, give us a call! Our services are competitively priced to ensure the quality and longevity of your air conditioning system.