What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking WaterTips from Your AC Repair Experts

This summer, the last thing you want to think about is an AC repair. There are trips to be had, marshmallows to eat, and your air conditioner going out doesn’t work into your plans. 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 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 unit 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 operating smoothly. A dirty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes covered in debris and dirt there’s a chance 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 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 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 minor concern, there’s no need to panic. 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 system 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 take care of 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 scheduled before things really start heating up. You can easily set up an appointment with by calling us at 208-621-0129.

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