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What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts

Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging 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 causing it and how can you fix it? Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be an easy solution. The following are some of normal sources of a faulty air conditioner that are straightforward to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s function is to extract water from the air in your house. This moisture has to be drained 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 happens, the water will spill out into your home.

Change Your Filters

The easiest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is change the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this takes place, 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 manage 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 909-982-5698 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.