Putting an air conditioner in the attic seems to make perfect sense. There are no ugly window units. There is no bulky central A/C unit in the utility area. There is just cool dry air gently flowing down from ceiling vents. Unfortunately, that’s not all that’s flowing.
In the process of conditioning your air, you’re A/C extracts water. If this water stays in the attic, it can damage insulation and ceilings. It can also invite mold to set up housekeeping.
Installing a drip pan and drain pipe under your air conditioner will capture the water and direct it outdoors where it belongs. It’s important to make sure that the drain stays open and the pan doesn’t overflow. Follow these simple steps and you’ll keep cool and dry.