This summer, the last thing you want to worry about is an AC repair. There are trips to be had, marshmallows to roast, and your air conditioner failing doesn’t fit into your schedule. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had thought about 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
operates it pulls moisture from the air in your home. This creates condensation inside your unit 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 clogged 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 running 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 a problem.
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 handle.
Turn Off Your System
If you see water around your indoor unit 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 see water pooling around your air conditioner is to turn off your system. Water might harm the electronic pieces of your system.
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 small problem, but our experts will know how to handle 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 scheduled before things really start heating up. You can easily arrange an appointment with by calling us at 256-801-4701.