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 fit into your agenda. 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 are you able to do about it?
Clogged Condensate Drain
As your air conditioner
works it grabs 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
Exchanging 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 coated in debris and dirt there’s a chance that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of trouble.
If you do see ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your air conditioner 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 take care of.
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 small problem, there’s no need to panic. The first thing you should do if you view water pooling around your AC unit is to turn off your system. Water could harm the electronic parts of your air conditioner.
If there is any water or ice around your air conditioner it’s best to call and get the system checked out. There’s a chance that it is a tiny problem, but our pros will know how to handle it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t set up your annual air conditioner maintenance, now is a great time to get that arranged before things really start heating up. You can easily set up an appointment with by calling us at 734-363-8907.