This summer, the last thing you want to deal with is an AC repair. There are roadtrips to be had, marshmallows to eat, and your air conditioner breaking down doesn’t squeeze into your agenda. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had dreamt about this summer. So what is triggering your air conditioner to leak and what are you able to do about it?
Clogged Condensate Drain
As your air conditioner
operates it pulls moisture from the air in your home. This creates condensation inside your system 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 blocked with dust and debris and the water can back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
Changing your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your system working smoothly. A dirty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes coated 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 view ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your unit off and flip 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 minor issue, 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 could harm the electronic components of your air conditioner.
If there is any water or ice around your unit it’s best to call and get the system inspected. There’s a chance that it is a tiny problem, but our professionals will know how to solve 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 arranged before things really start heating up. You can easily arrange an appointment with by calling us at 641-316-9803.