What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking WaterTips from Your AC Repair Experts

Summer is not the time you want to be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing by the pool. When you’re dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? Air Alliance Team can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you catch water gathering close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be a quick fix. The following are a couple of common reasons behind a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract water from the air in your living space. This moisture needs to be emptied away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the most common causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this transpires, the water will spill out into your home.

Change Your Filters

The simplest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is change the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry.

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 manage it.

Whenever you notice water or ice around your AC unit, your preferred 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 636-229-1544 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. 

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