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Air Handler Drain Pan Safety Switches

Installing a shut-off safety switch in your cooling system's drain pan is a critical precautionary measure to prevent potentially catastrophic failures, such as flooding and severe damage. This precaution is especially crucial if your HVAC system is located in the attic or any area where water damage can be particularly destructive. These safety switches are designed to detect the presence of condensate water in the pan and automatically shut down the air handler to prevent further damage.

Failure to have these safety switches in place can lead to extensive damage to ceilings, floors, and walls if condensation water overflows. Additionally, the presence of excess moisture can create an environment conducive to mold growth.


If your air handler's drain pan does not currently have a safety switch installed, it is strongly recommended that you have one installed by your HVAC contractor without delay. Doing so will protect your property from potential harm and give you peace of mind regarding your cooling system's safety and efficiency. all content of this blog are copyright protected ©

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