This summer, the last thing you want to worry about is an AC repair. There are roadtrips to be had, marshmallows to enjoy, and your air conditioner going out doesn’t work into your schedule. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had dreamt about this summer. So what is making your air conditioner to leak and what should you do about it?
Clogged Condensate Drain
As your air conditioner
runs it takes 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 unit into your home. Drains and coils get blocked with dust and debris and the water can back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
Swapping your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your unit running smoothly. A nasty 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 notice ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your system 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 manage.
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 concern, there’s no need to worry. The first thing you should do if you see water pooling around your AC unit is to turn off your system. Water might harm the electronic parts of your system.
If there is any water or ice around your air conditioner it’s best to call and get the problem looked at. There’s a chance that it is a minor problem, but our professionals will know how to take care of it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t scheduled your annual air conditioner maintenance, now is a great time to get that set up before things really start heating up. You can easily schedule an appointment with by calling us at 916-243-6714.