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What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts

Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging by the pool. When you’re fantasizing about the pool this summer, it’s most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? Aireforce Heating & Air Inc can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be a quick fix. The following are some of normal reasons behind a leaking air conditioner that are straightforward to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s function is to consume water from the air in your house. This moisture needs to be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the most common causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this happens, the water will back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The most painless thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is change the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of trouble.

If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by shutting your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can maintain it.

Whenever you notice water or ice around your AC unit, your preferred course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 619-448-2470 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.