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I looked under my mobile home and found a hose coming from the flooring. It is blowing cold air out, and it also looks like water has been dripping out. I think that this is normal, but why is all that cold air coming out. From time to time my AC freezes up, and every day about 3:00 it gets hotter in my house. I am afraid they hooked my AC up wrong.

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How fast is the air blowing out? Is it like a kitten breathing, or more like a dragon? –  wallyk Aug 20 '13 at 20:39

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Sounds like the condensate drain. The process of cooling air causes condensation to form inside of the AC and it's drained out through these lines. There's usually a small P-trap off the side of the AC unit (at least on HVACs for homes) that collects enough moisture to seal airflow (just as a trap under your sink keeps sewer gases from coming into your home). You have to periodically put something in this trap to keep it clean from mold (I use a cap-full of bleach, others suggest something like vinegar to be better for the environment).

As for why your AC unit is freezing up, I'd check your filters. If they are clogged, the AC may be blowing out the condensate trap and freezing over due to insufficient airflow.

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