This summer, the last thing you want to worry about is an AC repair. There are vacations to be had, marshmallows to roast, and your air conditioner going out doesn’t fit into your plans. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had in mind this summer. So what is causing 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 causes 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 will back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
Exchanging your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your system running smoothly. A dirty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes covered in debris and dirt it is possible that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of an issue.
If you do view ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your unit off and switch 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 small concern, there’s no need to freak out. 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 components of your unit.
If there is any water or ice around your unit it’s best to call and get the system looked at. 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 scheduled your annual air conditioner maintenance, now is a great time to get that scheduled before things really start heating up. You can easily set up an appointment with by calling us at 208-621-0129.