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 breaking down doesn’t fit into your plans. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had thought about this summer. So what is making your air conditioner to leak and what are you able to do about it?
Clogged Condensate Drain
As your air conditioner
works it pulls moisture from the air in your home. This creates condensation inside your unit 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 clogged with dust and debris and the water will back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
Swapping your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your system operating smoothly. A filthy 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 a problem.
If you do view ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your system 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 system inside it’s a sign that something is either leaking or not draining. It could be a tiny problem, there’s no need to worry. The first thing you should do if you notice water pooling around your system is to turn off your system. Water may harm the electronic pieces of your system.
If there is any water or ice around your unit it’s best to call and get the issue inspected. There’s a chance that it is a minor problem, but our pros 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 209-257-3156.