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

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This summer, the last thing you want to think about is an AC repair. There are vacations to be had, marshmallows to enjoy, and your air conditioner breaking down doesn’t work into your schedule. 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 can you do about it?

Clogged Condensate Drain

As your air conditioner works it takes 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 system into your home. Drains and coils get blocked with dust and debris and the water may back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

Exchanging 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 there’s a possibility that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of trouble.

If you do view ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your unit 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 unit inside it’s a sign that something is either leaking or not draining. It could be a minor problem, there’s no need to worry. The first thing you should do if you view water pooling around your system is to turn off your system. Water might harm the electronic pieces of your system.

If there is any water or ice around your air conditioner it’s best to call and get the problem checked out. There’s a chance that it is a tiny problem, but our professionals will know how to take care of it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t arranged your annual air conditioner maintenance, now is a great time to get that scheduled before things really start heating up. You can easily schedule an appointment with by calling us at 859-209-3003.

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