What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking WaterTips from Your AC Repair Experts

Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing by the pool. When you’re fantasizing about the pool this summer, it’s probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? Local HVAC Repair & Service can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you catch water gathering near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be an easy repair. The following are a few normal reasons behind a faulty air conditioner that are uncomplicated to repair.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s function is to consume vapor from the air in your living space. This moisture must be emptied away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the most common causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes clogged. When this transpires, the water will back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The easiest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become layered in debris and dirt. When this occurs, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry.

If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by flipping your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can maintain it.

Whenever you realize water or ice around your AC unit, your best course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 224-300-4806 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. 

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