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 squeeze into your plans. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had in mind this summer. So what is causing your air conditioner to leak and what should you do about it?
Clogged Condensate Drain
As your air conditioner
runs it pulls 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 air conditioner 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 unit working smoothly. A filthy air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes caked 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 unit 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 handle.
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 freak out. The first thing you should do if you view water pooling around your system is to turn off your system. Water may harm the electronic parts of your system.
If there is any water or ice around your air conditioner it’s best to call and get the issue looked at. There’s a chance that it is a tiny problem, but our pros 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 772-247-2283.