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

This summer, the last thing you want to worry about is an AC repair. There are vacations to be had, marshmallows to roast, and your air conditioner failing doesn’t fit into your plans. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had dreamt about this summer. So what is triggering your air conditioner to leak and what can you do about it?

Clogged Condensate Drain

As your air conditioner operates it grabs moisture from the air in your home. This causes condensation inside your system 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 plugged with dust and debris and the water will back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

Exchanging your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your system running smoothly. A nasty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes caked in debris and dirt it is possible 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 turn 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 indoor unit it’s a sign that something is either leaking or not draining. It could be a minor issue, there’s no need to panic. The first thing you should do if you view water pooling around your air conditioner is to turn off your system. Water might harm the electronic pieces of your unit.

If there is any water or ice around your air conditioner it’s best to call and get the system inspected. There’s a chance that it is a minor problem, but our professionals will know how to solve 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 arranged before things really start heating up. You can easily schedule an appointment with by calling us at 561-533-6066 .

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