This summer, the last thing you want to think about is an AC repair. There are trips to be had, marshmallows to roast, and your air conditioner failing doesn’t fit into your agenda. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had thought about this summer. So what is causing your air conditioner to leak and what are you able to do about it?
Clogged Condensate Drain
As your air conditioner
runs 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 blocked with dust and debris and the water may back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
Swapping your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your system running smoothly. A dirty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes covered in debris and dirt there’s a possibility that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of a problem.
If you do see ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your air conditioner 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 handle.
Turn Off Your System
If you see water around your unit inside it’s a sign that something is either leaking or not draining. It could be a minor problem, there’s no need to panic. The first thing you should do if you see water pooling around your AC unit is to turn off your system. Water could harm the electronic components of your air conditioner.
If there is any water or ice around your air conditioner it’s best to call and get the issue checked out. There’s a chance that it is a minor problem, but our professionals will know how to take care of 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 set up an appointment with by calling us at 276-302-0076.