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

This summer, the last thing you want to worry about is an AC repair. There are trips to be had, marshmallows to enjoy, and your air conditioner going out doesn’t squeeze into your agenda. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had in mind this summer. So what is making your air conditioner to leak and what can you do about it?

Clogged Condensate Drain

As your air conditioner works 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 unit into your home. Drains and coils get plugged with dust and debris and the water may back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

Exchanging your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your unit operating smoothly. A filthy air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes coated in debris and dirt it is possible that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of trouble.

If you do notice ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your air conditioner off and switch 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 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 might harm the electronic pieces of your unit.

If there is any water or ice around your unit it’s best to call and get the problem checked out. There’s a chance that it is a tiny problem, but our professionals will know how to solve it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t set up 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 online or give us a call at 909-982-5698.