This summer, the last thing you want to think about is an AC repair. There are roadtrips to be had, marshmallows to enjoy, and your air conditioner going out doesn’t work 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 should you do about it?
Clogged Condensate Drain
As your air conditioner
works it grabs moisture from the air in your home. This creates 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
Changing your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your system working smoothly. A filthy air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes coated 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 view ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your air conditioner 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 concern, 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 parts of your air conditioner.
If there is any water or ice around your air conditioner it’s best to call and get the problem inspected. There’s a chance that it is a minor problem, but our experts will know how to take care of 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 set up an appointment with by calling us at 937-558-9478.