The woman who asked is in Texas, where the humidity is very high. I
havn't been there, nor seen any picctures of the set up. She says
someone maintained dthe units a couple year ago and said they were
"just fine" but I don't know if he cleaned the coils or just give em
an wink and a nod. It could also be that the unit is slanted. Who
My sense is the water is fine, except for possible microbe buildup in
the pan. I suggested she could pour some diluted Clorox into the
evaporator, which would help hold down the microbes.
Myself being in NYS, I've also seen a lot of drippy window units. My
one unit, I finally drilled a hole in the floor pan, and run the
condensate out the bottom. I'm not convinced the slinger ring does a
lot of good. Well, it makes the condensor pick up more dust. A year or
two, I was coughing a lot in the living room. I took the window AC
out, and cleaned it thoroughly. And some clorox after the cleaning. My
coughing went away.
Christopher A. Young
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