This summer, the last thing you want to deal with is an AC repair. There are trips to be had, marshmallows to roast, and your air conditioner failing doesn’t work into your agenda. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had dreamt about this summer. So what is making your air conditioner to leak and what should you do about it?
Clogged Condensate Drain
As your air conditioner
runs it grabs moisture from the air in your home. This generates condensation inside your air conditioner that has to be drained away. A clogged condensate drain is the most common cause of water leaking from your system into your home. Drains and coils get blocked with dust and debris and the water can back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
Swapping your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your unit working smoothly. A dirty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes caked in debris and dirt there’s a possibility that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of an issue.
If you do see ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your unit off and flip your blower from “auto” to “on”. This will slowly allow the ice to melt in a way that your drain will be able to take care of.
Turn Off Your System
If you see water around your system inside it’s a sign that something is either leaking or not draining. It could be a tiny issue, there’s no need to panic. The first thing you should do if you view water pooling around your system is to turn off your system. Water may harm the electronic components of your air conditioner.
If there is any water or ice around your unit it’s best to call and get the system inspected. There’s a chance that it is a small problem, but our experts will know how to handle it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t scheduled your annual air conditioner maintenance, now is a great time to get that scheduled before things really start heating up. You can easily arrange an appointment with by calling us at 561-533-6066 .