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 breaking down doesn’t work into your agenda. 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 are you able to do about it?
Clogged Condensate Drain
As your air conditioner
runs it pulls moisture from the air in your home. This causes condensation inside your system that has to be drained away. A clogged condensate drain is the most common cause of water leaking from your air conditioner into your home. Drains and coils get plugged with dust and debris and the water may back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
Swapping 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 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 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 manage.
Turn Off Your System
If you see water around your system inside it’s a sign that something is either leaking or not draining. It could be a tiny issue, 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 may 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 system checked out. There’s a chance that it is a minor problem, but our experts will know how to take care of it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t arranged your annual air conditioner maintenance, now is a great time to get that arranged before things really start heating up. You can easily set up an appointment with by calling us at 309-517-7511.