Since it eventually absorbs into cracks in the floor, I insisted that my HVAC supplier install a drip guard to go under the air handler
Yesterday it was 100 degrees in the shade. Despite it being Autumn weather in other locales in the country, my region is still fully in the grips of hot Summer weather. I got sunburnt while mowing my grass Last week, and I was only out for 45 hours at most. It left a singeing burn on the skin on the back of my neck. The humidity is just otherworldly, especially when the moisture is at 100% for days at a time, even in the day hours. I live in a swamp, making the concern that much worse for my family and I. Every one of us use our cooling system 24 hours a day, at least while it is cycling. Otherwise the interior would get too humid and moldy as a result. Unluckyly, our cooling system seems to be taking ample abuse these days. It sweats condensation on the metal surfaces of the air handler while it cycles while in the hottest periods of the day. Since it is mounted to the ceiling in our garage, this water consistently drips onto the concrete floor below and forms a puddle. Since it eventually absorbs into cracks in the floor, I insisted that my HVAC supplier install a drip guard to go under the air handler. It’s a large metal pan that catches any condensation dripping off the cooling system and sends it down the condensate line where it goes outdoors. I don’t want the cooling system dripping water constantly on our garage floor, regardless of whether or not it’s made out of concrete. After getting so much repeat exposure, the water starts to slowly soak into the concrete, especially if it has a porous surface.