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

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Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling by the pool. When you’re thinking of the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? House of Heating Incorporated can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you see water gathering near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning 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 a quick fix. The following are a couple of common sources of a faulty air conditioner that are straightforward to repair.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s job is to consume moisture from the air in your home. This moisture needs to be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this transpires, the water will fill up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The most painless thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered in debris and dirt. When this occurs, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of disruption.

If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by turning your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can handle it.

Whenever you see 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 obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 888-384-3163 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.

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